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Pat Fitzgerald launches verbal bombs at Cal’s Dykes, state of Nebraska

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As Steve Spurrier stated earlier today, and amidst his astronomy dissertationit’s the talkin’ season.

The latest to do some talkin’ is an unexpected source: Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald.  At a charity golf outing Tuesday, the Wildcats head coach not only took a shot at the coach of his team’s season-opening opponent but managed to offend an entire state for good measure.

In the season opener last August at Cal, the Wildcats (somewhat) easily dispatched the Golden Bears to the tune of 44-30.  Following the game, Cal head coach Sonny Dykes infamously confronted Fitzgerald during the traditional postgame handshake as the former felt the latter’s team feigned injuries in an attempt to slow down Cal’s offense.

That confrontation left Fitzgerald in a feisty, predicting mood nearly a year later.

“The way it went last year,” Fitzgerald said according to the Chicago Tribune, “I look forward to shaking that coach’s hand after we beat ‘em.”

OBC Lite, though, wasn’t done.

Nebraska will visit Evanston this year for a conference matchup Oct. 18. For whatever reason, Fitzgerald decided to take a shot at the entire state — while also acknowledging the likelihood of a significant ‘Husker Nation presence on his home turf this fall.

“It’s a pretty boring state, so they’re really excited to see Chicago,” Fitzgerald said. “I talked to the state senator about putting state troopers out on I-80 (to block them).”

OK then.

And stock up on some popcorn.  Just in case.

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16 Responses to “Pat Fitzgerald launches verbal bombs at Cal’s Dykes, state of Nebraska”
  1. dmvtransplant says: Jul 22, 2014 7:47 PM

    Cal still has a football team?

  2. spreadthecheese says: Jul 22, 2014 7:47 PM

    Awfully big talk from a coach who went 5-7 last year…

  3. Straight Cash Homie says: Jul 22, 2014 8:00 PM

    Isn’t this the same guy/team that beat all the non-conference teams on the schedule then racked up L’s like they were gold to end the season?

    Yeah, I wouldn’t be trash talking any teams if I were you.

  4. thegonz13 says: Jul 22, 2014 8:14 PM

    Quick question… What if Cal beats Northwestern?

    I don’t think there’ll be a crow big enough for Fitzgerald to eat.

  5. huskerguy says: Jul 22, 2014 9:24 PM

    Hahahahaha! 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    No really… It’s always funny to see what can come out of a douche nozzle.

  6. huskersrock1 says: Jul 22, 2014 9:26 PM

    Best place to live ranked 8th
    Best place to make a living 7th
    Life expectancy 15th
    Unemployment rate tied for 2nd. (3.5%)

    I am sure your city is nice too, but don’t crap on something you know nothing about.

    You caught us, we are just DYING to see Chicago.

  7. dakotachaz says: Jul 22, 2014 9:59 PM

    I think the coach is tired of losing such boring games to the Huskers. He’s obviously trying to divert attention away from his miserable record. I used to like the “douche bag” but will love to see him run out of Evanston. BTW coach, Nebraskan’s love to visit the “excitement” of crime, filth and rude behavior in the greater Chicago area so we can truly appreciate living in caring, genuine communities of the Great Plains. Thanks for making it easier to hate the wild kittens of Northworsen. Can hardly wait to kick your asses good this year.

  8. irishdodger says: Jul 22, 2014 10:28 PM

    Northwestern has a few decent seasons & they think they’re legit. Just b/c Fitz was on one of the few Wildcat squads to earn a berth to the Rose Bowl (which they lost) & had a few winning seasons doesn’t mean they now possess the pedigree of a storied program like Nebraska. Yeah, they’ll come VISIT Chicago and enjoy the North Side & the beatdown they put on the Mildcats, but I’m betting they’re quite happy living in Nebraska vs the murder capital of the US run by a corrupt political machine & out of control taxes.

  9. jsally430 says: Jul 22, 2014 11:44 PM

    Detroits worse

  10. stoicpaisano says: Jul 23, 2014 12:41 AM

    “It’s a pretty boring state, so they’re really excited to see Chicago,” Fitzgerald said. “I talked to the state senator about putting state troopers out on I-80 (to block them).”


    This sounds like something from a C.W. McCall song.

    Also, lily-white Heavenston in no way approximates Chicago.

  11. dmvtransplant says: Jul 23, 2014 12:52 AM

    I love the post by Nebraska fans trying to explain why living in a fly over state is so great.

    Say what you want about Chicago, but it’s the 3rd largest city in the country and one of the most diverse in the world. Where as Nebraska is 85% white and every guy looks like the head coach of the Green Bay Packers. Nebraska fans are just happy to visit a place where, every time they run into a black guy that don’t have to ask if he’s there on an athletic scholarship.

  12. draconian1111 says: Jul 23, 2014 3:37 AM

    Yeah dmvtransplant, I am sure all the Nebraska folks are REAL disappointed that they don’t have to fall asleep to the soothing sounds of gunfire.
    3rd largest city – at this rate – not for too long.

  13. cubano76 says: Jul 23, 2014 9:13 AM

    Isn’t there an NCAA rule stating that you at least had to be .500 the previous year before you can smack talk the following year? I think there is……

  14. thraiderskin says: Jul 23, 2014 10:47 AM

    Chiraq… learned that one yesterday.

  15. kansacity88 says: Jul 24, 2014 2:26 AM

    Yeah….learned it one day too late! Come up with a new one!

  16. yaboybuffalo says: Jul 30, 2014 1:28 AM

    Nebraska sucks they’re all jealous they don’t live an world class top rate city. You guys do know that Chicago isn’t even on the top 100 most dangerous cities in the country right, you guys are stupid for saying that Chicago is the murder capital because it is in no way even close to being the murder capital.

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