Big Ten: Remembering Randy Walker

By - August 01, 2006


Several of the coaches, as well as the Big Ten Commissioner shared some kind words today on former Northwestern coach Randy Walker, who passed away tragically earlier this summer.

"He was a good friend and a great college football coach. He will be missed," Commissioner Jim Delaney said. "He represented a lot of the qualities we like to see in our coaches. He was a tough guy, a fair guy, an honest guy, a great representative of Northwestern and the Big Ten as well as North Carolina, Miami of Ohio and other places he visitied."

Meanwhile, Pat Fitzgerald, who has taken over as Northwestern's new head coach, spoke about the difficulty of trying to deal with such as tragedy. "This has been a difficult time for all of us," Fitzgerald said. "Coach Walker played such a key role in our lives and we are fortunate to have his son Jamie on staff with us this season. We're trying to deal with it as a team. As one family we are coming together to get through this and get ready for the August 31 home opener."

Posted by at 05:29 PM on August 01, 2006
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