Stuff from camp! You know you can't get enough of it. I think the real place to go for stuff, and a place I can't recommend highly enough, is Inside NU. Here's their Day 1 update, and here's their Day 2 update. Keep reading my site, though. PLEASE, KEEP READING MY SITE! I DO OTHER THINGS! I MAKE BALLOON ANIMALS! okay i don't make balloon animals but i'll give u a belly rub or something we can work it out.
Anyway, the big takeaway there is that Kyle Prater is looking good, albeit with the caveat that he still looks step-slow in full team action. I think that will always be the case, but HEY WAIT STOP TRYING TO JACK THE SWAGGER OF MY SATURDAY COUNTDOWN POST
However, the real star of the show has been the NUFBFamily Twitter and Instagram, like we wrote the other day. They're still killin it.
WOOOOO SUCK IT NET YOU THOUGHT WE COULDN'T THROW THE BALL INTO YOU BUT LOOK AT US NOW THERE'S THAT BALL RIGHT INSIDE OF YOU WOOOOOOOOOO KAIN AND TREV ARE KILLIN IT!!!!! FOOTBALL STOP NOT BEING HERE YET
Today's standouts for #Northwestern: Siemian, Deonte Gibson, Mike Jensen, Mike Trumpy. Also, Matt Alviti has lived up to the hype.— Nick Medline (@NMedlineFOX) August 6, 2013
I like that those are all players who are actually going to play, and not just like backup offensive linemen and stuff who look okay.
I asked Jay Hooten, NU's dir of fball perf: Who is strongest man on team? Who is strongest pound-for-pound? Answers: Vitabile & Venric.— Teddy Greenstein (@TeddyGreenstein) August 6, 2013
If you liked that tweet, you'll also like Teddy's article about "The Tower of Power," which even recent NU players (aka Dan Persa) say is completely transforming the guys they played with.
If u like photos, the Northwestern Football Facebook page is where to go.
#BUDZIEN4STARTINGQB! I started out hating NU sports for taking my Budzien 4 Groza jokes, but it's clear they're having just as much fun with this as I am:
IT'S JEFF BUDZIEN!!!!! Look at that form. pic.twitter.com/95pNF1nQ46— Budzien In '13 (@Budzien4Groza) August 6, 2013
Don't want to draw too many conclusions from one photo, but could we have a Quarterback Kaintrevor-zien on our hands this year? 1A, 1B, 1C?— Budzien In '13 (@Budzien4Groza) August 6, 2013
DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE (seriously I started believing the hype and am now hyperventilating into a paper bag): NU-OSU, the Trap Game of the Year per Pat Forde. Also, Kain Colter is the Big Ten's No. 14 player per ESPN, joining Tyler Scott on the list, and there's still Venric Mark to go. Three out of 25 ain't bad, son.
In case you're wondering, Kain Colter's No. 1 skill is his unselfishness, and not his football and stuff weird I didn't know. The cool tidbits are that he never goes into the receivers' room, he just knows how to do what they do, and that he had an internship at Goldman Sachs, which isn't fair.
I ain't no Jokisch: Former NU baseball player Eric Jokisch threw a no-hitter! Sure it was for the Tennessee Smokies in Double-A, but, still, a no-hitter is a no-hitter. Kid's gonna be on the Cubs one day. It makes up for me seeing a current NU pitcher give up six runs in .2 innings on the Cape, and for finding Arby Fields' minor league stats.
Because there aren't enough empty seats at Welsh-Ryan: Northwestern is planning a game at the United Center! Against who Teddy Greenstein says is a "big-time opponent." Kidding and Chicago's Big Ten Team humor aside, this would be awesome.
EXTENSHUUUUUUUUNNNN!: Seven of Northwestern's non-revenue coaches got extensions. But which ones?!?!?!?!?!??!!?!??!????? We have to wait to find out! Not huge news, but they're making a fun little game out of it. One is wrasslin coach Drew Pariano, who seems to be doing an incredible job from all evidence.
More from Sippin' On Purple:
- Iowa-Northwestern: A tribute to a worthy foe on the high seas of CFB
- Northwestern football fall camp position battles: Offensive guard
- Nick VanHoose, Northwestern Wildcats football, No. 23
- Northwestern football fall camp: Updates from the Wildcats as they prepare for 2013
- Northwestern fall camp: The Wildcats had their first practice today! Plus, uniform stuff! Ahhh!
- Ibraheim Campbell, Northwestern Wildcats football, No. 24