YO GUYS I LAND IN CHICAGO TODAY I LAND IN CHICAGO TODAY I'M GONNA BE IN CHICAGO I'M IN CHICAGO! Luckily I wrote all these posts like three weeks ago.
Anyway, today's is about Greg Kuhar, a big ol' boy who could figure in for Northwestern at defensive tackle. Take it away, me from three weeks ago!
Greg - the kid brother of Northwestern heavyweight wrestler Ben, who I covered back when I was a freshman - was a big boy, just like his brother, 6'3, 265. That allowed him to do the wrasslin just like his big bro - he was the Freestyle Junior National Champion, and was the No. 2 ranked heavyweight in the nation his senior year. But he was also pretty good at the footballs: His St. Edward's team - remember Deonte Gibson? - went 15-0 and was ranked No. 2 in the nation his junior year when he was teamed up with Deonte. Dude was the No. 44 DT in the country per 247's composite, but had offers that make him seem a bit better than that: Michigan, Iowa, Vandy, Syracuse, West Virginia, and BC. He picked Northwestern August of his senior year, nice and early.
Dude redshirted his freshman year!
Here's Greg playing some football:
Here's Greg playing some wrestling, and winning a national championship.
Anagram of choice
Discovering the true inner selves of the Wildcats through spelling
Greg Kuhar, anagrammed, is:
ARG UGH ERK
Dude makes opposing defenses make lots of guttural noises. He also might make a lot of guttural noises. (Hey, there's not a lot to do with nine letters.)
Relevant musical selection
"Woo-hah! (Got You All In Check)", Busta Rhymes Ku-har got you all in check.
Niko Mafuli was the most recent No. 93, and a player who could've contributed a lot more if not for various injuries. Niko was a big, big, big dude, and had conditioning issues, as well as nagging leg problems. He managed to contribute when on the field, notably making a 12-yard sack in an ill-fated game against Penn State in 2011.
How can he help
Well, obviously, we ain't seen him play. But in high school, he had the size and certainly the strength to make him a highly coveted defensive tackle. Hopefully that translates into reasonable production from a backup defensive tackle from Kuhar as a redshirt freshman.
Depth chart projection
We have Kuhar on our two-deep as a backup defensive tackle. Brian Arnfelt graduated, and while the starting spots should be figured out - Will Hampton, Sean McEvilly - and Chance Carter a solid backup, Kuhar seems to be the most likely new player to contribute, just on account of his high school accolades.