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COACH'S Q&A: PAT FITZGERALD
Pat Fitzgerald
August 13, 2010
ON THE POISE OF HIS QB AND THE ALLURE OF WRIGLEY FIELD
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August 13, 2010

Coach's Q&a: Pat Fitzgerald

ON THE POISE OF HIS QB AND THE ALLURE OF WRIGLEY FIELD

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SI: Will we see more from running back Arby Fields, who ran for 302 yards as a true freshman last season?

PF: Arby finished the spring well, but we feel that way about the whole group of running backs. We're not afraid to play more than one at a time.

SI: What is this team's biggest strength?

PF: The linebackers. This may be the deepest group we've had.

SI: YOU'RE ENTERING YOUR FIFTH YEAR AS HEAD COACH. WHAT HAVE BEEN YOUR FAVORITE MOMENTS?

PF: THE FOUR GRADUATION CEREMONIES AND THE 27 WINS.

SI: What has impressed you about your new starting quarterback, Dan Persa?

PF: He wills himself into every challenge. He's found a way to get back on the field. To see his poise in the Iowa game a year ago was exciting. [Persa rushed for 67 yards and threw a TD in a win.]

SI: What's your next goal for the team?

PF: To win Big Ten championships. And that [will be] a by-product of the attitude that we take.

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