Young Coach, New Era for Northwestern Football

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And He's a Winner


Northwestern opened the season Thursday night with a 21-3 win over Miami University of Ohio.

Northwestern University's Pat Fitzgerald is the youngest coach in Division 1A college football. He was asked to step in after the team's popular head coach, Randy Walker, died suddenly this summer, just weeks before practices were to start. On Thursday night, Fitzgerald — himself a former Northwestern football star — and his team will kick off the new season. Alex Helmick of Chicago Public Radio reports.



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