“Linking” Northern Illinois and Iowa football

Soldier Field

Here’s an All You Need to Know look at Northern Illinois, Iowa’s 2:30 p.m. opponent Saturday at Soldier Field in Chicago. It’s mostly from the perspective of newspapers that cover the Huskies.

But first, however, are some quotations from coach Dave Doeren’s Monday press conference. He talks about his team and he talks about reading the Big Peach Sunday Register while playing and coaching at Drake.

http://www.niuhuskies.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/082812aai.html

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You think Iowa might use a lot of running backs. . .Northern Illinois is in the same situation. The Huskies might take a “backfield by committee” approach, too.

http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2012/08/22/niu-ready-to-use-committee-of-rbs/akcprnm/

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Everything’s good at Northern Illinois – except for the questions along the offensive line.

http://www.niutoday.info/2012/08/26/football-closes-fall-camp-with-mock-game/

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The Huskies got solid seasons from quarterback Chandler Harnish, but he’s now on the Colts roster.

Who will Iowa face on Saturday?

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-08-25/sports/ct-spt-0826-cfb-northern-illinois-preview–20120825_1_scott-wedige-trevor-olson-perez-ashford

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Doeren married into a family that includes Iowa graduates. He also knows a thing or two about the Hawkeyes, having coached against them five seasons as an assistant at Wisconsin.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-08-28/sports/ct-spt-0829-niu-football–20120829_1_iowa-at-soldier-field-logan-pegram-niu

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And finally, here’s the Northern Illinois game-week game notes:

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/niu/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2012-13/release/release_20120828aaa.pdf