Chandler Harnish questionable for Saturday with knee injury

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Yup, you read that correctly

"He went to the doctor today and he'll be questionable for Saturday," Kill said. "We've just got to wait and see how the situation is going to work out. He's got a knee situation and how bad and how critical, time will tell over the next two or three days."

Harnish injured the knee against Toledo this past Saturday in a 20-19 loss, although it's unclear on which play it happened. Harnish took a hard hit and a possibly late hit on NIU's final drive of the fourth quarter when he scrambled for two-yard run and was hit by Toledo's Derrick Summers and then safety Barry Church. Church's hit disoriented Harnish for the next few plays but Harnish said after the game his head was fine.

"If Chandler's not where he needs to be and is not able to practice by Thursday or get moving around by Thursday then we're certainly not going to take a risk or anything of that nature," Kill said. "I think we'll know a lot more in the next two or three days."

In the meantime, Grady and Morris received extra repetitions at Tuesday's practice.

"That's what we're working on with [Grady] and Ryan Morris, the crafty veteran that's been here through the years," Kill said.

I'm sorry, but the amount of QB draws and sweeps that we have installed in our offense, Ryan Morris is just not going to be able to run those.  DeMarcus Grady was pretty shaky in the passing game last year, but he's had a year to improve after filling in when Harnish was out with an ankle injury.

Last year Grady actually started the Miami game, got hurt and Harnish came back early from his injury to lead the Huskies to victory.  It wasn't Chandler's greatest performance in the Glass Bowl and it will be interesting to see how this develops throughout the week.  We all know that #12 will do anything to put himself out there on the field to lead the team.

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