Originally Posted by eaddy1847
Maybe I missed it going through pages and pages of vent threads, and on multiple discussions about coaches being missed. But I searched the forum for "Fitzgerald" and the only posts were from July.
The scheming and so forth is also to blame but everyone is noticing our lack of conditioning. Coach Fitz had our boys in tip top shape when he was here and our play on the field showed it. He has only been gone for a year and a half, but I don't think it's a coincidence.
Also if you search for Penn State articles about him, there are plenty of fans noticing how much better the PSU players appear to be in that arena. I don't think enough can be said about how sorely his talent is missed. It's a crucial area of coaching that's not in the limelight, but boy do we look like we've taken some backward steps in that department.
Well Joe Connelly pretty much followed about everything Fitzgerald did. Fitzgerald wanted to bring him to PSU to be his assistant but Spurrier promoted him from within.
Joe changed very little about the work out routines and even added some more to it.