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Pregame Warump: NU vs. Michigan

Good afternoon from Evanston, where the weather is almost as depressing as the play of these two football teams over the past month.

- It's in the low 50s and rainy (misty maybe?) right now with a pretty strong south wind. The team going north (toward Randy Walker Terrace) each quarter is going to have a big advantage.

- Along with the Wounded Warrior Project uniforms, the American flag "N" at midfield. There is no "blood spatter" on the N.

- Will the students show up? It's rainy, the team has struggled and Fitzerland — the student tailgating area — is now enforcing tougher ID rules. It will be interesting to see the turnout, and the overall crowd turnout in general.

- Jim Cornelison is singing the National Anthem. Go America!

- What will we see from Max Chapman? He played the best game of his career against Nebraska and will see a lot of time today with Sean McEvilly out. Against a struggling rush offense, the conditions are right for a breakout game.

- NU is celebrating Otto Graham today. Mike Deneen did a nice, in-depth profile of him this summer.

- Good news on the injury front for NU:

https://twitter.com/nuhighlights/status/401801307679236096

https://twitter.com/nuhighlights/status/401801848106921984