Paul Sullivan: Northwestern took the bait, and now the 5-0 Wildcats must keep proving ESPN's Joey Galloway wrong

When Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald was ripping on Joey Galloway after Saturday’s win over Wisconsin, I had to text a purple-loving NU alumnus to find out what in the world he was talking about.My friend told me Galloway, the ESPN analyst, was a “little dismissive” of the Wildcats during a studio show last week but added it was “nothing crazy.” When I asked why Fitzgerald was being so sensitive, the friend informed me that wasn’t the case at all.“It’s what coaches do to motivate,” he said.True enough.Using criticism as bulletin-board material has been part of coaches’ motivational …

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