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It's time to take coach Pat Fitzgerald's advice and adopt his 24-hour rule after a loss.

At Monday's press conference, talk centered around the upcoming Iowa game at Ryan Field on Saturday. It's sold out and is the last home game of the season. 

The Wildcats have beaten Iowa three of the last four times (2006, '08, 09) all at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. Fitzgerald points to a successful turnover ratio against the Hawkeyes as a reason why NU has had Iowa's number.

But defensive end Vince Browne downplays NU's luck with Iowa and insists that what happened in the past -- including last year's 17-10 win that gave the Hawkeyes their first loss of the season -- doesn't mean anything.

"It's all about who shows up Saturday and executes the best and plays the best," Browne said. "These are completely different teams and [the past] doesn't make much of a difference."

Also at Monday's press conference, the American Football Coaches Foundation donated $10,000 to the Randy Walker Memorial Fund Monday. Representatives of the AFCF presented a check to Fitzgerald and Walker's widow, Tammy. It is the fourth consecutive year the AFCF has donated to the fund.


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