Extra
Nov. 29, 2022





The Crown Tower
Clock should be:
WHITE








 



















Also Releases Marty Long and Dennis Springer

After three anxious days, the word has finally come from Central Street: Coach Fitzgerald has fired Wildcat defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil, defensive line coach Marty Long, and wide receiver coach Dennis Springer. Offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian and the rest of the assistants appear to be safe.
 
While some fans might argue that the housecleaning does not go far enough, removing O'Neil was a necessary step to righting the ship. Hopefully, with JON gone the defense can begin to regroup and heal. The offense, however, is a bigger mystery. It might be that Fitzgerald is giving the remaining offensive staff one more season to show improvement.

Coach Long's firing is truly unfortunate, but understandable. Long has had a strong career at NU, and he'll be missed.

Early Tuesday afternoon, Fitzgerald released a statement that referred to the firings: "Our entire football family is grateful for what these three men brought to our program on and off the field. . . Ultimately, these difficult decisions were made with the intention of putting our team in the best position for success on gameday moving forward. The process to fill these important roles on our staff will begin immediately."

More to come...




Feels like an Air Willie kind of season.
The Streak Hits Eleven;
Illinois Dumps NU


The 'Cats have lost their last eleven games, and seventeen out of their last eighteen. 2022 was statistically the worst season for the program since the 1989 winless campaign.

Illinois, as expected, trounced the 'Cats, burying NU 41 to 3 at Ryan Field and keeping the Land of Lincoln Hat for another year.




Wildcat Preview and Prediction
The Lowes Line: Illinois

This week's Line makes its pick for NU's season finale...


Other pages updated this week (Nov. 13):

Uniform History


Archived

Updated 11/26/22

Archived




DAYS HOURS MINS SECS


110
Number of wins
recorded by NU's

all-time winningest coach



Next for the Wildcats:

 
The Wildcats'
season has
concluded.


2022 Results
(1-11; 1-8 B1G)
*Denotes B1G West Game 
W Nebraska* (Dublin)
31-28
L Duke
23-31
L
So. Illinois - FCS 24-31
L Miami, O
14-17
L Penn State
7-17
L
Wisconsin* (HC)
7-42
L Maryland
24-31
L Iowa*
13-33
L Ohio State
7-21
L Minnesota*
3-31
L Purdue*
9-17
L Illinois*
3-41
 
2021 Results
(3-9; 1-8 B1G)
 
L Michigan St. (Fri.)
21-38
W Indiana St.- FCS
24-6
L
Duke 23-30
W Ohio U.
35-6
L Nebraska* 7-56
W Rutgers (HC)
21-7
L Michigan
7-33
L Minnesota*
14-41
L Iowa*
12-17
L Wisconsin*
7-35
L Purdue* (Wrigley)
14-32
L Illinois* 14-47





"...It will always be my school, our school."
--Gary Barnett, as quoted by Teddy Greenstein

"You've got a bunch of days to be students,
why not party like a rock star on Saturdays in the fall?"

--Coach Fitzgerald, as quoted in the Daily


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