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Fitzgerald becomes youngest coach in Division I-A

Updated: July 8, 2006, 4:28 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Pat Fitzgerald, a former All-American linebacker at Northwestern, was hired Friday as the Wildcats' coach and became the youngest head coach in Division I-A. He replaced Randy Walker, who died last week.

The 31-year-old Fitzgerald was a linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator under Walker. His appointment came one day after he spoke at a memorial service for Walker.

Fitzgerald starred at linebacker for the 1995 Northwestern team that won the Big ...

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