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2016 Summer Guide

Coming off a 10-win campaign and with a lot of contributors returning, 2016 has the makings for another special year for Northwestern football. We have all of your preview content here with out 2016 Summer Guide, including most important players, position previews, our Know Your Opponent series and much, much more.

Know Your Opponent, Week 10: Wisconsin Badgers

Know your opponent, Week 9: Ohio State Buckeyes 

Ohio State loses just about everyone from 2015, but has enough new talent coming in to make 2016 equally successful

Know Your Opponent, Week 7: Michigan St. Spartans

Michigan State is coming off another stellar season under Mark Dantonio but is facing questions on both sides of the ball. They will face off with Northwestern in East Lansing in Week 7.

Know your opponent, Week 5: Iowa Hawkeyes

The Hawkeyes went undefeated in the regular season, and then got blasted in the Rose Bowl, but they’re still primed for a successful 2016.

Know your opponent, Week 4: Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Cornhuskers are coming off a disappointing 6-7 season and will be looking to bounce back in a big way in 2016.

Why Northwestern has to start fast in 2016

A brutal October stretch follows what is a somewhat manageable non-conference slate.

Know Your Opponent, Week 3: Duke Blue Devils

Duke’s 2016 was a tail of two halves, as they stumbled to a 2-4 finish but managed to pull out a win in the Pinstripe Bowl

Know Your Opponent, Week 2: Illinois State Redbirds

The Redbirds are Northwestern’s final FCS opponent and they’re coming off a 10 win season in 2015.

Know Your Opponent, Week 1: Western Michigan Broncos

The Broncos went 8-5 against one of the nation’s toughest schedules last year and are very much considered a program on the rise under star head coach PJ Fleck.

Projected depth chart: Mid-summer edition

Our final check-in before Kenosha

Wildcat Shootaround: Breakout Candidates

Who will be this year’s Anthony Walker?

Five key position battles this offseason

There are starting jobs to be claimed.

Five redshirt freshmen who could impact 2016

Keep an eye on these guys this season

Five true freshmen who could contribute

There are plenty of opportunities for unproven talent to step up.

Wildcat Shootaround: What is the weakest position?

The staff has a few different opinions on this question.

Summer Guide Position Preview: Safeties

Northwestern has solid depth at this position.

Summer Guide Position preview: Offensive Line

Will they be able to keep Clayton Thorson standing upright?

Summer Guide Position preview: Superbacks

How will the Wildcats replace Dan Vitale?

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