State of affairs
More accolades *yawn*
This past week, Anthony Walker was added to the Butkus Award watch list, Justin Jackson was placed on the Doak Walker Award watch list and both were added to the Walter Camp Player of the Year watch list. Turns out these guys are pretty good.
No, no, no, nooooo
Stick to the stuff you knooow… Did Pat Fitzgerald turn down a starring role in High School Musical to pursue Northwestern’s vacant head coaching position in 2006? Definitely not, but he’s certainly 'sticking to the status quo', as Northwestern football is returning the same coaching staff for the sixth consecutive season… Are we sure this a good thing? Or is Northwestern putting the ‘con' in continuity? I don’t feel great about what I just wrote. Read and discuss here.
Pound the Talk
Pound the Talk made a return on Tuesday, as our Zach Pereles and Martin Oppegaard previewed Northwestern’s defense and special teams and somberly discussed the sad state of basketball recruiting. Listen here.
Northwestern finalized its schedule for 2016 this week, so we kicked off our Know Your Opponent series, highlighting Northwestern’s first three out-of-conference adversaries:
These out-of-conference matchups could end up being more important than you think. Read why here.
Switching it up
In non-football/basketball related news (we do that), Northwestern baseball finished its first season at the new Rocky and Bernice Miller Park in the spring. Take a dive into how NU baseball’s new home was conceived here.