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Northwestern’s Fitzgerald Rips Vandy For Last-Minute Back-Out

Somebody cue James Franklin, ’cause you know Vanderbilt’s feisty coach is going to have a retort to this one.

Yesterday it was learned that VU officials sent letters — didn’t call, mind you, sent letters — to Northwestern and Ohio State backing out of football games with both schools next year.  Ohio State AD Gene Smith wasn’t happy about that as we told you earlier today.

Well, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald is roaring mad, too:


“I’m disappointed.  We thought that were peer institutions, and obviously we were mistaken.  I think it just shows where our program is heading in comparison to theirs…

I’ve had a lot of respect for their coach and what they’re trying to get done there, but obviously we are in totally two different places as a program and to have them do it the way that they did, which I’ll let (athletic director) Jim Phillips handle all that, he’s the boss.  I’m just disappointed.”


The podium is yours, Mr. Franklin.



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