This is a re-post from Feb. 3. 2010, when Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald was nice enough to take some questions from OGS in a candid telephone interview about National Signing Day.
By JOHN P. WISE
One Great Season
The casual sports fan might not know everything about Northwestern football, but there appears to be nothing casual about Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald or his approach to recruiting.
"It's the lifeblood of a program," Fitzgerald told OGS in a telephone interview Tuesday, hours before Wednesday's nearly national holiday known as Signing Day.
"It's absolutely critical to get the right young men into your program," he continued. "You go after guys who you think will fit what you value."