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News and notes for Northern Illinois as they hire a new coach and get invited to the Orange Bowl

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Dave Reginek


Good morning. Northern Illinois is still going to the Orange Bowl. Rod Carey will the the new head coach of the NIU Huskies and everybody is mad, including Kirk Herbstreit. Oh yeah, and we won the MAC last Friday as well. Swell weekend, don't you think? The Heisman finalists are released tonight at 5 PM, but don't get your hopes up. Follow Heisman Pundit for all that jazz.

Northern Illinois is in the BCS: Deal with it -

College football bowl games TV schedule, picks and more: The must-watch bowls -

Alabama-Notre Dame BCS title pits storied teams fans love to hate - Stewart Mandel -

Jordan Lynch to critics of NIU’s Orange Bowl bid: We deserve it - Chicago Sun-Times

2013 Discover Orange Bowl FAQ - Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Northern Illinois belongs in BCS because Big Ten, Big East champs don't -

College football - Northern Illinois Huskies out to prove they belong in Discover Orange Bowl - ESPN

BCS Realpolitik: Don't blame Northern Illinois. Blame the lame Big Ten and Big East. - Sunday Morning Quarterback

Coaches Poll: Big 12 voters take bite out of Northern Illinois' BCS bid

How college football coaches voted in final poll and Big 12 maneuvers didn't work |

Orange Bowl: Florida State vs Northern Illinois - Tomahawk Nation

Northern Illinois Headed to Orange Bowl - Hustle Belt

Kirk Herbstreit rails on Northern Illinois in the BCS (VIDEO)

Huskie Wire | Herbstreit rails on NIU football in Orange Bowl

Northern Illinois football: Quite a weekend for NIU: MAC title, Orange Bowl berth, new coach -

Daily Chronicle | BCS bowl bid has Huskies’ fans ecstatic

The Associated Press: Busted! Northern Illinois meets FSU in Orange Bowl

Northern Illinois football headed to the Orange Bowl - Chicago Sun-Times

Wild ride for history-making NIU football team - Chicago Sun-Times


NIU will play in Discover Orange Bowl - Northern Star Online: Sports

Northern Illinois is first MAC team to earn BCS bid

BCS bowl schedule -- Northern Illinois Huskies earn Orange Bowl bid - ESPN Chicago

Huskie Wire | It's official: NIU will play in Orange Bowl

AP Source: Northern Illinois to the Orange Bowl - Yahoo! Sports

The Associated Press: Northern Illinois wins MAC and BCS lobbying begins

BCS' own fault if MAC team goes to Orange Bowl - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star

Coaching News

Huskie Wire | Former NIU coach Doeren takes job at N.C. State

Northern Illinois coach BCS bowl game -

Northern Illinois Headed to Orange Bowl - Hustle Belt

Northern Illinois’ Rod Carey will make his head-coaching debut at the Orange Bowl | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports

Doeren hired at North Carolina State - Northern Star Online: News

Carey steps up as new football head coach - Northern Star Online: Sports

Rod Carey Named Northern Illinois University Head Football Coach - Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Huskie Wire | Carey promoted to NIU head coach

Dave Doeren NC State Northern Illinois -

NIU coach Dave Doeren leaving for North Carolina State, won’t coach bowl - Chicago Sun-Times

N.C. State to hire Northern Illinois' Dave Doeren |

Northern Illinois' confident in finding a quality replacement for Doeren - Chicago Colleges Blog - ESPN Chicago

Doeren Remains A Wolf, Changes Pack To NCSU - Hustle Belt

Dave Doeren Leaves Northern Illinois for N.C. State - Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

N.C. State hires Northern Illinois' Dave Doeren

NIU coach Dave Doeren leaving for North Carolina State, won’t coach bowl - Chicago Sun-Times

Huskie Wire | Doeren leaves for N.C. State

Dave Doeren will leave NIU football for N.C. State - Northern Star Online: Sports

Twitter / footballscoop: Sources tell us to look for ...


NIU outlasts Kent State, wins second consecutive MAC Championship - Northern Star Online: Sports CFN Analysis: NIU beats Kent State in OT

Northern Illinois kept running Jordan Lynch, and the strategy paid off with the MAC title: Mid-American Conference Insider |

Kent State Game Thoughts

MAC Championship Game: BCS Or Not, Smile Because It Happened - Hustle Belt

NIU wins second straight MAC Championship - Northern Star Online: Sports

Northern Illinois beats Kent State, Stanford beats UCLA; Snaps | Campus Union -

Behind QB Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois is the real deal | The Detroit News |

Jordan Lynch for Heisman???

The Final Heisman Watch of 2012 | Heisman Pundit

Ranking college football's five most underrated players in 2012 - NCF - ESPN