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People love them some Phil Steele college football preview issues. Quite frankly, I'm indifferent, but... well, it's mid-May, and until you come up with something more interesting for me to post about, I'll do what I damn well please.
Steele came out with predicitions for four - FOUR! - all-conference teams yesterday, essentially stating "these are the players that I think will be among the top 30-40 percent of this conference this season", and, well, since it's May, it's time for us to eat it up. Steele put nine NU players on his four teams, including one on the first team, which puts NU just about squarely middle of the pack - four teams have more than nine, three have nine, and four have less than nine. (for the record, last year NU had eight players on the four teams, including Corey Wootton and Brendan Smith on the first team.)
After the jump, I'll break down NU's entries on the squad team by team.