Our coach's spotlight caught up with NIU quarterbacks coach Bob Cole. An experienced offensive coach, Cole has served as offensive coordinator at six different universities and is currently in his second season with NIU. After working with the wide recievers last year, Cole returns to leading the quarterbacks this season, a position he has worked at the most over the years. Get to know coach Cole:
The NIU football team is halfway through their 2012 season and it sure has been impressive so far.
Many of the players have performed well, but one sticks out among the rest. NIU Quarterback Jordan Lynch has proved that he is capable of leading his team into the post-season and more.
Lynch has increased his stats and rank in the MAC West.
Overall, Lynch has passed for a total of 1255 yards with a 60.8 completion percentage. Lynch has rushed for a net total of 789 yards with an average of 6.9 yards per carry! For individual offense, Lynch averages about 340.67 yards per game. He is ranked first in the MAC and seventh in the NCAA. All together, Lynch has a totaled 2055 yards of total offense.
Still not impressed? He is ranked second in the MAC and eighth in the nation for rushing yards! Lynch rushes about 131.5 yards per game.
Lynch has lead his team to be one of the best offensively. The team is ranked 35th in the NCAA and third in the MAC for an average total of 454.83 yards per game. Lynch's rushing offense is ranked 11th in the NCAA and first in the MAC.
In addition, he has been awarded player of the week for three consecutive weeks.
Check out at Jordan Lynch and see why he deserves player of the week.
Take a look at the "New Residence Hall Complex", the newest dorm on campus!
Just north of Lincoln Hall, the 1,000-bed residence provides shelter for a large student body. This new site has two residential buildings where students can live in groups of 12.
Some of the new features allow the students to engage and feel comfortable in their new environment.
It offers enhanced privacy (single bedrooms); semi-private bathrooms that will be shared with one other student; a kitchenette; and a spacious commons area!
The community center is located in between both housing buildings where students can eat, work out, play video games and study.
Follow Ron Brown through the new dorm. See it for yourself.