Pat, consider it an honor that I, as a Lehigh fan, is equally as thrilled that you've hired Heffner. Congratulations to Heffner, and may he do a great job over in Illinois.
"I'm absolutely thrilled that Bob, his wife Nancy and their three daughters, Katie, Molly and Shelby, have decided to join our Northwestern football family," said Fitzgerald. "I had the opportunity to work with Bob when I was a graduate assistant at Maryland and am excited to bring his nearly 30 years of coaching experience to Evanston. He is a great teacher who has worked with some tremendous coaches and programs during his career.
"Bob also brings a wealth of Northeast recruiting ties to our program and he will lead our recruiting efforts in that part of the country. He is just a great addition to our staff.