Thursday • October 21
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Talking Wildcats Football
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Robin & Dave go under the helmet witb Northwestern Head Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald for his thoughts on the Wildcats' 2-0 start. We'll also break down the Bears loss with former Bear Jim "Robocop" Thornton, and preview the Pittsburgh game former Steeler Jimmy Smith.
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Bearly Legal: On the Bears Beat
Andy Masisonneuve helps us break down the Bears loss & previews their game two matchup against the Steelers. Then former Bear Jim Robocop Thornton gives his take on the Bears game one performance, and talks about his playing days in Chicago.
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Bearly Legal: Steelers Preview
Former Steeler (and former teammate of Robin) Jimmy Smith gives us the Pittsburgh perspective on this weekends Bears / Steelers matchup. He also talks about being in the huddle with Terry Bradshaw.
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Bearly Legal: Coach Pat Fitzgerald
Northwestern Head Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald talks to Robin about his teams 2-0 start, and how his team is able to excel despite the teams high academic standards.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Pat Fitzgerald
An assistant football coach for the Wildcats from 2001 through the summer of 2006, Fitzgerald was named Northwestern's 29th head coach on July 7, 2006, succeeding Randy Walker, who died suddenly on June 29, 2006. He was the youngest head football coach among Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) schools until Lane Kiffin (six months younger) was hired by Tennessee on Dec. 1, 2008.Named one of college football's top recruiters by SI.com in 2005, Fitzgerald played an integral role in both coaching and recruiting during his five years as a Northwestern assistant. He mentored two-time All-Big Ten linebacker and former St. Louis Ram Tim McGarigle, the all-time leading tackler in NCAA history. In February 2003, Fitzgerald was inducted into Northwestern's Athletic Hall of Fame. In addition to his January 2009 appointment to the Illinois Reform Commission, Fitzgerald was named to the AFCA's Ethics Committee. He began his term in the fall of 2009. A graduate of Orland Park's (Ill.) Carl Sandburg High School, Fitzgerald resides in Northfield with his wife, Stacy, and three sons, Jack, born in November 2004, Ryan, born in September 2006, and Brendan, born in February 2009.

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