Pat Fitzgerald had a brief stint in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys so the Northwestern coach knows what the league's initial stand for--``Not for long.''
But he and the nine Wildcats who worked out Thursday on campus during the school's pro day are holding out hope, and there was reason to be hopeful as representatives from 17 schools showed up, including Jeff Shiver, the Bears' Midwest scout and Cleveland director of player personnel Bill Rees. Previously, he served as the Bears' college scouting director.
Running back Tyrell Sutton (above being measured for his height), the only Wildcat invited to the scouting combine last month, helped himself in the 40-yard dash. Clocked at 4.68 seconds in Indianapolis, one scout had him at 4.57 and 4.67 on a slow artificial indoor surface. With his left wrist in a brace from the injury that kept him out of the final four regular-season games last year, he put up 12 reps on the bench at 225 pounds, clearly affected by the injury.