NW coach to interview for Packers HC after bowl game


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      TexUte
      Ute Fan
      @texute

      Looks like coach Fitzgerald could possibly be distracted or he could treat bowl as part of his audition. Let’s keep our bowl streak going tomorrow, we win bowl games. Go Utes!

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      EagleMountainUte
      Ute Fan
      @battlegroundute

      They were so dumb to get rid of McCarthy. Not as dumb as the Ravens who mutually parted with John Harbaugh and will go back to him in 2019. 

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        Xanthis
        Ute Fan
        @xanthis

        Yeah as a life long Pack fan, it was 3 years too late to get rid of McCarthy. The game has passed him by and it shows in his terrible playcalling. His offense was great many years ago, but now defenses can pick it apart. His personnel decisions were also awful. He continued to play Jamaal Williams over Aaron Jones even though everyone in the world could see Jones was the better back. 

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      Pace Manyung
      Ute Fan
      @a2ute

      Wow..I thought Fitz was a NW lifer.  Great coach whose personality would fit well in Green Bay

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      Eastbaycat99
      Ute Fan
      @eastbaycat99

      Based on multiple reports, I think a more accurate headline would be “Packers to request an interview”, which is a little different.  Since he has connections to Packer management, it is possible, but a non-denial could also mean he is using the Packer  interest to negotiate for something like an increase in his assistants’ salary budget.

      Fitz is his own man, and may interview, but I would not consider it a certainty until it happens.   It is possible that next week a Chicago Trib headline says, “Fitz turns down Packer interview, declares NU his Dream Job.” If you are the parent of a high school sophomore with great football skills and academic chops, I think that headline might make you think of Evanston as a destination rather than Pali Alto.

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        TexUte
        Ute Fan
        @texute

        True, I’d heard that Fitz was entertaining idea being his connection with the old NW AD Murphy was strong. May end up staying and turning down interview all together. I’d misheard that he was actually going to interview for the job. Anyways, hoping for great bowl game tomorrow from two teams with great head coaches.

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          Eastbaycat99
          Ute Fan
          @eastbaycat99

          As a log on the rumor fire, there are 3 recent NU grads on the Packers’ active roster (2 starters and one backup) and another on the practice squad who was active for half their games this year, implying he would have some connection with the current set of players.

          As a side note, since a poster on a previous thread observed that NU doesn’t recruit players with size and speed, I can only paraphrase Mark Twain and assume they grew a lot and (since one I a DB and one an RB) got faster after graduating!

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