Football is back! Almost. Kind of. Okay, not really. But spring football is approaching, and for those of you who are dearly missing the pigskin, that's a positive sign. It's only been a month-and-a-half since Northwestern's 10-win season ended on a sour note in Tampa, but in the interim, Pat Fitzgerald has welcomed 20 recruits to the program, added four verbal commits to the Class of 2017 and announced all of his assistant coaches will be retained. The Wildcats get to strap the pads back on beginning Feb. 23 for the start of spring practice.
As the program heads into a new season, it's time to get refreshed and geared up. Over the coming week, we'll be delving into the outlook for the team in 2016. We'll go position by position, breaking down strengths, weaknesses and position battles. Today, we continue our look at Northwestern's star-studded defense with the linebackers.
Will Anthony Walker slow down?
Breakout player to watch
|1st String||2nd String|
|WILL||Jaylen Prater||Tommy Vitale|
|MIKE||Anthony Walker||Cameron Queiro / Nathan Fox|
|SAM||Nate Hall||Joseph Jones|