Here's something you don't see every day.
Northwestern's defensive players have wristbands that help with play calling during games. Well, according to head coach Pat Fitzgerald, there was a typo on those wristbands during the team's season-opening loss to Cal.
“We had a typo on one of our calls, and it only impacted one play in the game. And once we found out that there was a typo on there we got it corrected," Fitzgerald told reporters Wednesday. A video of the comments was posted on the Chicago Tribune's website. "Sometimes things happen. Guys got it corrected pretty quick.”
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It's a pretty strange thing to happen, something that certainly wasn't the reason the team started so slow on both sides of the ball in the 31-24 defeat. But it's just another thing that went wrong for the Cats last Saturday.
Fitzgerald made it clear that the play in question wasn't Cal's 76-yard touchdown pass.
The questions came after a report by Inside NU that the defensive players were wearing the incorrect wristbands. Just a typo, apparently.
It sounds like Northwestern staff rectified the issue fairly quickly vs. Cal. Surely the team will do some in-depth proofreading before this Saturday's matchup with Northern Illinois.