Pat Fitzgerald wants to talk about his young men.


As we pointed out in our terms sheet, Pat Fitzgerald loves to talk about his "young men." Basically, it's a way to point out that Fitz doesn't just coach football players, he turns them into terrific ... well ... young men. According to the ASAP Sports transcript, Fitz said the term six times during his opening 15 minute media session — a little over once every two minutes. To contrast that, he said "Northwestern" and "Big Ten" just twice each. During the breakout sessions, which are not transcribed, he said it even more ... up to 10 times, according to Paul Banks. We might not get football for another month, but it's great to see that Fitz's talking points are in midseason form.