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Northwestern Notebook 8/28: Game Week Links

by Kevin Trahan (@k_trahan)

After a long offseason, game week has finally arrived. Check out links from InsideNU and around the web following Pat Fitzgerald's Monday press conference.

ICYMI at InsideNU

- Northwestern announced its initial two-deeps at the press conference Monday, and while there isn't a lot that we didn't know already, there are a few small surprises. Chris Johnson breaks down the depth chart, as well.

- Pat Fitzgerald knows one thing for certain about his team's matchup against Syracuse: "expect the unexpected."

- Chris Johnson put together a big recruiting update as NU commits began playing games on Friday.

More NU Game Week Notes

- Chris Emma of has some notes from Fitzgerald's press conference (subscriber only). Also, be sure to like "Northwestern on Fox" on Facebook and follow @NUonFOX on Twitter.

- Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune has a number of interesting quotes from Fitzgerald about the Syracuse game.

More Links

Apparently Monday was national bowl projections day, considering how many media outlets released their projections. Chris and I never got the memo, as we release ours Tuesday. However, check out what the national media thinks of NU and stay tuned for our picks on Tuesday: Tom Dienhart (BTN), Stewart Mandel (, Mark Schlabach and Brad Edwards (, Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett ( Big Ten Blog).

Also check out record predictions here and here.