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Pat Fitzgerald glad to define roles of Northwestern quarterbacks

Pat Fitzgerald glad to define roles of Northwestern quarterbacks

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said he was concerned that if he waited much longer, word would have leaked out that redshirt freshman Clayton Thorson will be the Wildcats' starting quarterback in Saturday's season opener against Stanford. So he ended the suspense Thursday afternoon with the announcement that the Wheaton North product was his choice over senior Zack Oliver and sophomore Matt Alviti. "When it's that close, I don't think you can make a wrong decision," Fitzgerald said Monday. "The right decision is to let the young man know, 'You're going to be our starter.' "We can start to define some roles, and they can kind...

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