Pat Fitzgerald was a less-than-secure 10-14 as Wildcat coach two years ago. He was living in a modest three-bedroom, 1,752-square-foot Colonial-style house in northwest Evanston, and there were whispers that Fitzgerald, 35, one of the most celebrated of all Northwestern players, wasn't cut out to be the team's coach. Fitz then rattled off a 9-4 season, got a fat new contract and followed with an 8-5 record last season. He's feeling secure now, having plucked down $2.3 million for a newly built, six-bedroom mansion in Northfield that was first listed in May 2007 for $3.4 million. Yes, it pays to be a winner.
As a run-up to the start of the season, the Wiz will display one poster each day until our supply is exhausted.
Then we turn it over to readers, who will vote on the poster of the year. In the meantime, send your team's poster schedule to jayzuma (at) gmail.com.
Last year, the site displayed 69 posters. This is poster No. 54 for 2010. Thanks to Michael!