Big 10 Coach’s Novel Approach To Stopping Fights

Teddy Greenstein of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE Tweeted this gem from Northwestern’s football practice yesterday:

Pat Fitzgerald Makes Northwestern Players Hold Hands After Fighting

Funniest moment from #Northwestern practice: Two players scuffle, take some swings at each other’s helmets …

“You guys are idiots!” Fitz yells. Then the two had to step off the field and walk a lap, holding hands.

Brilliant.

Anyone who thinks that a team needs practice fights during camp to succeed is an outmoded dinosaur.

Fitzgerald is one of the finest college coaches in the country and that little tidbit gives us insight into why his players play the way they do.