Fitzgerald not a fan of Harbaugh's trademark look
Not everybody is sipping the Jim Harbaugh Kool-Aid.
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald was questioned about a lot of things following his team’s impressive 16-6 victory against No. 21 Stanford. Among those things? His choice to wear shorts on the sidelines.
Why doesn’t he rock the khaki look like Harbaugh?
Northwestern’s @coachfitz51 on his coaching shorts compared w/Jim Harbaugh’s khakis: “My look is little better”
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 6, 2015
It’s interesting that Fitzgerald says that the “look” is a little better. If he wanted to claim that it was 80-plus degrees at kickoff, I’d be fine with it. But there aren’t many coaches in the country that elect for shorts on the sideline.
In Fitzgerald’s defense, they were of the golf shorts variety. And when it starts to get chilly by the lake in Evanston, the Northwestern coach usually makes the switch to pants.
But if the Wildcats’ defense plays like it did on Saturday, Fitzgerald might still be wearing shorts when he makes the trip to Ann Arbor in October.
Fitzgerald isn’t the first coach to mock Harbaugh’s style. Utah coach Kyle Whittingham was the subject of a tweet from the university’s athletic department which read “#BlackIsTheNewKhaki,” following the Utes’ 24-17 victory against Michigan on Thursday night.
Either way, it doesn’t appear anybody is rushing to emulate the new popular kid in school.