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Northwestern Notebook: Vanderbilt Pre-Game Edition

by Kevin Trahan (@k_trahan)

Tomorrow is gameday, so here is your final notebook of week two.

InsideNU

- Chris Johnson breaks down Vanderbilt, and for a Vanderbilt perspective, he did a Q&A with Jeff Lockridge of The Tennessean and the SBNation blog Anchor of Gold.

- We have more Vanderbilt links and look into the Commodores "by the numbers."

- Ifeadi Odenigbo cracked the two-deep this week and he met with the media to talk about it. Odenigbo and fellow true freshman Dean Lowry will both be backups at defensive end, giving NU a lot of young talent on the defensive line.

PurpleWildcats.com Links

- NU remains upbeat, despite last week's near-collapse, writes Nick Medline. Speaking of which, Medline recently joined the football beat for Purple Wildcats and has been producing some good content, so follow him on Twitter.

- The Wildcats are looking to improve from last week (including a video with this week's starting safety, Jared Carpenter).

Around the Web

- Ifeadi Odenigbo is on the small side, but he could have a big impact for Northwestern, writes Teddy Greenstein. Greenstein also has video of Odenigbo's interview.

- Pat Fitzgerald is telling Vanderbilt to "bring it" on Saturday, writes Neil Hayes in the Sun-Times.

- Lake The Posts has a bunch of notes on NU and a cool picture of the end zone art at Ryan Field, which features a "Northwestern stripe."

- We'll have our picks out later today, along with our weekly "NU media predictions" from a number of Northwestern media members. While you wait for that, here's a prediction from SI's Stewart Mandel.