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ESPN Reporting The Packers Want To Interview A Top College Coach

A general view of the stadium during the NFC Wild Card game between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants at Lambeau Field.

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 8: A general view of the stadium during the NFC Wild Card game between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants at Lambeau Field on January 8, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

The Green Bay Packers have a head coaching vacancy and the franchise could reportedly look to the college ranks to fill it.

ESPN is reporting that the Packers would like to interview Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald for their head coaching gig.

It's unclear if Fitzgerald would be interested in interviewing for the position.

Fitzgerald, 44, has been Northwestern's head coach since 2006. He has a connection to the Packers' team president, Mark Murphy, who previously served as the Wildcats' athletic director.

ESPN.com had more:

It is unclear whether Fitzgerald would interview, according to the source, but he certainly would be comfortable with the man leading the interview for the Packers. Packers CEO and president Mark Murphy was Northwestern's athletic director when Fitzgerald was hired as the head coach at his alma mater in 2006.

Murphy and Fitzgerald have great respect and admiration for each other and will have the chance to discuss a reunion that would be a radical shift for Fitzgerald, who has been widely regarded as one of college football's top coaches.

The Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy at the beginning of December.

Green Bay has reportedly already conducted a couple of head coaching interviews, meeting with former NFL head coaches Chuck Pagano and Jim Caldwell.

Stay tuned.