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Wildcats aim for new bowl history

Northwestern faces Auburn in Outback Bowl

Updated: December 31, 2009, 7:02 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Pat Fitzgerald has heard every possible negative pertaining to Northwestern football, going back to when he was recruited by the Wildcats to now as the team's coach.

Other college coaches told him coming out of Carl Sandburg High School that Northwestern would never win consistently, and he would be better off going to their schools.

"We've erased that," Fitzgerald said.

As a player, Fitzgerald was part of two Big Ten championships and two bowl games, including ...

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