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Meineke Car Care Bowl Of Texas 2011: Despite Bowl Losing Streak, Northwestern Not Changing The Way It Prepares

Northwestern has been close on several occasions under coach Pat Fitzgerald, but they've yet to win a bowl game during Fitzgerald's tenure, and in fact have not won a bowl game since 1949. But Fitzgerald says he isn't going to change the way he prepares his team for postseason appearances:

"If we had gotten got our (butts) blown out or didn’t show up or were unfocused, I would think about tweaking it," Fitzgerald said Monday before his team left for the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Houston. "We have been on the short end, but it hasn’t been because we haven’t had a good plan."

Fitzgerald's teams have lost two bowl games in overtime and another by a 45-38 margin, so the problem probably isn't so much the process as it is simply finding a big play in crunch time to get the Wildcats over the hump.

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