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NU Takes 8/24: 2021 Northwestern defensive preview

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The unit was tremendous in 2020, but has a lot to replace this fall.

On this week’s episode of NU Takes, Michael Barthelemy and Didi Jin are joined by Inside NU’s Mac Stone to discuss how the Northwestern defense projects for this season.

In 2020, the defensive unit was what propelled Northwestern to the Big Ten Championship and a Citrus Bowl win. In 2021, Wildcat faithful will be watching a dramatically different group. NU will line up against Michigan State with seven new starters and a new man at the lead in Jim O’Neil. How will Northwestern adjust? Who will step into stardom? Will Northwestern remain competitive?

Find out what we all think and more on this week’s edition of NU Takes!