March 22, 2014
Spring Football Essentials
- The Northern Illinois University football team wrapped up its first week of spring practice under the lights at Huskie Stadium. It was the first time the Huskies have practiced outside this spring. With temps in the low 40s and 23 mph winds it definitely felt like football weather.
- Friday night also marked the first time NIU practiced in full pads. The Huskies worked out for just under two hours, turning in a 21-period practice. The first 18 periods were the typical five minutes long, while the last three periods were extended to six minutes long.
- Marlon Moore and Johnny Eaganstood out for the defense during the pass skelly drills. Each player had a pick during the session. Eagan is making the move from wide receiver to safety this spring.
- The Huskies closed out Friday night's practice with three six-minute periods of team drills. If the defense held the offense to three and outs, the unit changed over. If the offense kept getting first downs, the defense had to stay on the field. Both sides won their share of battles, however, the offense came out on top as it took the final possession down the field and scored. Joel Bouagnonhighlighted the drive with some tough, physical carries. He capped the drive with a one-yard touchdown run.
- NIU returns to the practice field Tuesday at 7:05 a.m.