Top five college football teams that did not make preseason top 25

There were few surprises when the first AP Top 25 poll of the season was released on Monday, with Alabama topping the rankings and a whole set of national title contenders in the top ten.However, it’s worth taking note of the teams that failed to make the initial rankings. Here are five teams that didn’t appear in the AP’s first Top 25 of the season but may well end up there once...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Pat Fitzgerald used Danny Kanell’s prediction as motivation

Northwestern pulled off a big bowl win on Wednesday by defeating Pitt 31-24 in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. After the victory, Wildcats head coach Pat Fitzgerald gave a sarcastic thanks to ESPN college football personality Danny Kanell for picking against his team. Kanell apparently made Pitt his 40-point team in a bowl confidence pool, indicating he felt most strongly about Pitt...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Northwestern's Fitzgerald accepts criticism over field goal decision

Pat Fitzgerald believes the criticism of his decision to kick a field goal late against Ohio State is fair. Northwestern played Ohio State tough on Saturday but ended up losing 24-20. The game was especially tight in the second half when the teams were tied at 17. But after that, Ohio State broke ahead with a touchdown that gave the ball back to Northwestern with 9:43 left in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Pat Fitzgerald heard cursing at one of his players

Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald is one of the most outspoken coaches in the Big Ten. Right now, he has a lot of reason to be angry as his Wildcats have lost two straight since opening the season 5-0. His team is leading the Nebraska Cornhuskers 30-28 late in the fourth quarter, but it has been a back-and-forth game for the Wildcats. Late in the third quarter, Fitzgerald was...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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