It’s no secret college kids like to nap after an early-morning obligation. The Northwestern football team is no different. The Wildcats will take a “Mandatory Cat Nap” at 9:30 a.m. CT Saturday prior to its 2:30 p.m. game against Nebraska. Head coach Pat Fitzgerald tweeted out the news Wednesday, and the nap is sandwiched between position meetings and the pre-game meal.
Here’s the tweet:
Wild idea, huh? But Fitzgerald wasn’t happy with how his team performed in its 2:30 game against Boston College, so he wants to make sure they’re rested for the big-time Legends Division matchup.
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Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald is ordering a mandatory nap for his team b4 Saturdays game. If I'm a recruit he just won me over.—
Chad Andrus (@chadandrus) October 17, 2012
First Pat Fitzgerald quotes Dumb & Dumber at practice, now he is having mandatory nap time in pre-game. Becoming one of my favorites.—
Derek Hamby (@hamby83) October 17, 2012
Pat Fitzgerald is mandating naptime this weekend for the team. We should do the same in this class right now.—
Katie Dzwierzynski (@kdzwierzynski) October 17, 2012
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