Pat Fitzgerald will be suing Northwestern over his offseason termination.

Fitzgerald’s legal team has set a press conference for Thursday at 11:30 a.m. ET. A massive, multimillion-dollar lawsuit is expected to be announced on behalf of the former Wildcats head coach.

Northwestern fired Fitzgerald on July 10 after hazing and abuse allegations in the football program. A probe of the allegations initially resulted in a suspension, but Fitzgerald was fired days later.

Fitzgerald had $40 million remaining on his contract at the time of his dismissal. Jim O’Donnell of the Daily Herald previously reported that Fitzgerald, 48, would also be seeking a large additional sum in future coaching income. The future number appears to be approximately $60 million, with reports the suit is seeking a gross recovery near $100 million.

ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg notes that Fitzgerald is not expected to be present at Thursday’s press conference.

David Braun is Northwestern’s interim head coach. The Wildcats are 2-3 in 2023 ahead of the Week 6 contest against Howard on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network.