This weeks Coaches Spotlight focuses on the Huskies offensive line and run game coordinator, Rod Carey. Carey joined the Huskies after three seasons coaching the offensive line at the University of North Dakota. Prior to going to North Dakota, Carey spend the 2007 season as the offensive line coach at Illinois Sate, and from 2000-06, he was the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Carey was a three-year starter at center for Indiana during his collegiate playing days, and as served as team captain his senior year, while being awarded IU's Corby Davis Outstanding Offensive Player Award.
Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch, was recently named MAC West Player of the Week, extending the Player of the Week award to a Huskie for the third straight week. Lynch lead the Huskies to 41-40 victory over Army on Saturday and passed for a career high 342 yards to go along with 4 touchdowns. He also added 125 rushing yards on 13 carries. Lynch is also one of four players nominated for ESPN.com Capitol One Cup Performer of the week, as well as one of eight quarterbacks named a Manning Award Star of the Week. We caught up with him to talk about his award and the rest of the season.