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Northwestern parts ways with OC/QBs coach McCall

December 2, 2019
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Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald picks up the Land of Lincoln trophy after an NCAA college football game against Illinois, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Champaign, Ill. Northwestern won 29-10. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald picks up the Land of Lincoln trophy after an NCAA college football game against Illinois, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Champaign, Ill. Northwestern won 29-10. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern has parted ways with offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mick McCall after a miserable season.

Coach Pat Fitzgerald noted that McCall helped the Wildcats through nine postseason appearances and four bowl wins in 12 seasons, a tenure that included six all-Big Ten quarterbacks, including three who went to the NFL.

Fitzgerald announced the move a day after Northwestern (3-9, 1-8 Big Ten) picked up its first conference win with a win at Illinois in the season finale.

McCall previously spent five seasons at Bowling Green after stops at Wyoming, Oregon State and Idaho State.