Aug. 9, 2009
DEKALB, Ill. - Northern Illinois University head football coach Jerry Kill was impressed with the work turned in by the wide receivers, particularly the freshmen, in the Huskies' two-hour workout at Huskie Stadium Sunday morning.
"The thing I was pleased with the most today was our young wide receiving corps," Kill said. "We had three or four freshmen play real well. That was encouraging."
While the wideouts distinguished themselves during Sunday's practice, Kill was happy with the overall performance of the Huskies' fourth practice of camp.
"There was some good learning taking place," Kill said. "When you have a young team, you have to slow things down a little bit, teach a little bit differently and maybe not practice at the pace you'd like to. I think today was a perfect pace with the young kids we were playing."
For the second-straight day the Northern Illinois football team had to contend with high temperatures. The Huskies were very conscious of the hot conditions, taking plenty of water breaks in between reps, but that didn't hamper their progress.
"Overall, I think we did a much better job handling the heat today," NIU head coach Jerry Kill. "I though we got some good work in, and we did a better job, as a coaching staff, of slowing tempo down."
The Huskies are back on the practice field Monday at 9:50 a.m.
Tickets for the 2009 Northern Illinois season are on sale now at the value price of just $90 for all six games. Discounts are available for NIU Faculty and Staff, NIU Alumni Association and Varsity Club members and senior citizens. A three-game "mini-plan" and single game tickets are also on sale. Tickets can be ordered at www.niuhuskies.com, by calling 815-752-6800 or in person at the Athletics Ticket Office in the NIU Convocation Center.