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The Daily Diesel has a case of the Mondays


I'm happy that the Huskies won this weekend after what transpired last night in Green Bay.  Bears & Cubs...well let's not get in to that right now.  One thing to look forward to is Larry English making his debut tonight for the Chargers @ 9:15 CST on ESPN.

Huskie Football

Huskie Wire | Q&A with John Tranchitella...Tranch: newly minted kick returner and more confident than ever:

JS: How is this defense starting to come together?

JT: Good. We're starting to come together and I think we're going to have a pretty good season. I think we're going to be better than we were last season on defense.

Huskie Wire | Young Huskies come to play early...a couple quotes about some potentially scary-good young Huskies:

"Both those young men that are playing, Perez and Martel, they’ve just touched the surface of what they can do now," Kill said. "They’ve got some gear to them and some play-making ability. They’ll get better as they play.

"We’ve got a good group of receivers that are working right now. Again, as you watch college football, we’re going to need them all. But I’m very, very, very pleased with the production of that group right now and what they’re doing."

WR Martel Moore is quickly becoming one of my favorite players:

"The bigger the game, the bigger I play," he said.

Huskie Wire | Schepler makes most of his chance

Huskie Wire | Q&A with NIU fan David Hunter

Huskies Take Home Opener Over Western Illinois, 41-7 - NORTHERN ILLINOIS OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

Kill on the inexperienced defensive line:

"As the game went on, we got better defensively. In some aspects we could have turned around and played earlier this week because we've got young kids. We were sacking the quarterback in the second half but running past him in the first half. I tell the kids to play hard but we were playing out of control early on. We had to tell them at halftime to play under control. We have such good kids here and they do exactly what we tell them. We have to learn to play under control. As the game went on, our younger kids continued to gain some confidence."

I guess this kind of makes sense? I feel like he's contradicting himself:

Western Illinois head coach Don Patterson

On NIU's ability to hold WIU to 7 points:

"The score was a little misleading in terms of how we matched up physically with them and I feel like it wasn't as one sided as the score board, but of course the game is judged on the scoreboard so based on that we got defensively beaten tonight."

Northern Star Online: Huskies recipe for football found in Bolt and Spann

Northern Star Online: The Rant: 'Something was missing from the game' might not want to read this

Northern Star Online: Bleachers provide 'Spanntastic' football experience

Huskies trounce WIU - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star

20090913766 | Northern Lights Up Scoreboard Against WIU | Football

Western Illinois post-mortem | Daily Chronicle

Huskies ground game hits its stride :: Beacon News :: Local Sports

Northern Illinois 2-minute drill -- no he didn't

The number: 117. The Huskies' Me'co Brown rushed for more than 100 yards for the second straight game.

Huskie Wire | VIEWS: Win over Western Illinois makes for a 'special night'

Huskie Wire | NIU Notes: Leathernecks presented unique challenge

Huskie Wire | After first mistake, Huskies roll past Leathernecks

Miscues proved costly in Leatherneck loss at Northern Illinois - Macomb, IL - Macomb Journal

The Associated Press: N. Illinois batters W. Illinois 41-7

Huskies trounce WIU - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star

Scouting Purdue

Big Ten Game of the Week 3.0 - Purdue Outplays Oregon, Falls In Wild Finish - The Rivalry, Esq.

Oregon 38, Purdue 36 - Hammer and Rails

Boiled Sports: Woulda...Coulda...Shoulda...Didn't.

Huskie Soccer

NIU defeats Oakland 1-0 On Sunday Afternoon - NORTHERN ILLINOIS OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

Northern Star Online: Win-loss weekend for men's soccer team

Lady Huskie Soccer

Huskies Drop Home Opener to Loyola, 2-0 - NORTHERN ILLINOIS OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

Northern Star Online: Women's soccer takes win in overtime against SIU

Lady Huskie Tennis

Underclassmen Shine in Day Two of NIU Invitational - NORTHERN ILLINOIS OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

Lady Huskie Cross Country

NIU Finishes Fourth at Second Annual Huskie Open - NORTHERN ILLINOIS OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

Lady Huskie Volleyball

NIU Volleyball Takes Down Tennessee State With Sweep - NORTHERN ILLINOIS OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

Northern Star Online: Huskies scrape a win in volleyball tournament

Former Huskies

NFL 101: Rookie English

English minor :: Beacon News :: Local won't see Larry on Twitter anytime soon

MAC West

Line in the Sand Time " Over The Pylon

20090913767 | Miscues Lead to Misfire on Bronco Comeback Bid | Football

A few hours removed from WMU's loss ... - Broncos Insider

20090912763 | Lefevour and Aguila Key Chippewas win over MSU | Football

Finally, Dan LeFevour bags a (relatively) big one - Dr. Saturday - NCAAF - Yahoo! Sports

LeFevour sets MAC record in thrilling 29-27 come-back victory at Michigan State. -

MAC East

20090913769 | Schedule Has Young RedHawks Learning the Hard Way | Football

20090913768 | New Stadium and Win Send Zip Fans Home With Smiles | Football

The morning after

FalconBlog--Triumphs and Trials in the BGSU Falcon Nation: More thoughts on the Tigers....

20090913765 | Missouri rallies late to edge Bowling Geen | Football

FalconBlog--Triumphs and Trials in the BGSU Falcon Nation: Measured Disappointment from Columbia

How To Be Optimistic After A 27-Point Loss " The Spectrum Sports Blog

Bull Run: Pitt post mortem

Around the MAC/CFB

Akron opens new stadium; how does it compare around the Mid-American Conference -

Bull Run: MAC Power Rankings Week 2

MAC Sports Blog by VanDelay Sports " Blog Archive " Several close calls for MAC teams in early Saturday games

MAC Football Saturday Scoreboard -—Official Web Site of the Mid-American Conference

Wha Happened? Week Two - Black Heart Gold Pants

Beer Sales Make a Comeback at College Stadiums -

Letdowns and Lookaheads Spur a Wild Weekend of College Football - Tomahawk Nation