No one is going to deny that Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald has done a tremendous job coaching his alma mater in the short time that he’s been at the helm. Last year, for a time, there were some that saw the program as maybe the best team the Big Ten had to offer in 2013, although the Buckeyes stopped that train quickly when they went to Evanston.
Also, it seems as if Fitzgerald is starting to get a little bit of Steve Spurrier added to his personality as he continues to toss jabs whenever he has the opportunity to speak.
He kept that trend up on Tuesday.
Speaking at a golf outing, Fitzgerald took some shots at both California head coach Sonny Dykes and the state of Nebraska.
First, in regards to Nebraska:
“It’s a pretty boring state, so they’re really excited to see Chicago,” Fitzgerald said. “I talked to the state senator about putting state troopers out on I-80 [to block them].”
Then to Dykes, whom he and the Wildcats defeated last year out in Berkeley:
“The way it went last year,” Fitzgerald said, “I look forward to shaking that coach’s hand after we beat ‘em.”
Someone getting a little too big for their britches?