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
- Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune has a number of interesting quotes from Fitzgerald about the Syracuse game.
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 (SI.com), Mark Schlabach and Brad Edwards (ESPN.com), Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett (ESPN.com Big Ten Blog).