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LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING AHEAD

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Jordan Lynch-Bowl.jpgWith the 2011 season in the books, it's a good time to reflect on an amazing year for the Huskie football team. The Daily Chronicle editorial board posted this editorial on its site today. ESPNChicago.com posted this review of the season and outlook for 2012, while Ryan Wood of the Daily Chronicle broke down Chandler Harnish's successor, Jordan Lynch, in this piece

DYNAMIC DUO

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Harnish-Chandler-2010-002.jpgRivals.com ranked the quarterback tandem of senior Chandler Harnish and redshirt sophomore Jordan Lynch as the No. 31 quarterback duo in the nation. Harnish turned in a carer year for the Huskies in 2010 passing for 2,530 yards and 21 touchdowns. He was second on the team in rushing with 836 yards and seven touchdowns.

Lynch rushed for 362 yards and three touchdowns in nine games. He was 4-of-6 passing for 13 yards and a touchdown. Only Miami and Western Michigan ranked higher the NIU's quarterback groups in the Mid-American Conference.

HARNISH FEATURE IN USA TODAY

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Huskie football made national news today. There is a great feature story on NIU quarterback Chandler Harnish in today's edition of the USA Today. Harnish, who battled last season to reclaim his starting job, is looking to top his impressive 2010 season and lead the Northern Illinois to a Mid-American Conference championship. His is on four preseason award Watch Lists including the Manning Award, Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award and Walter Camp Award.

HUSKIES LEND ENGLISH A HAND

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Larry English camp.jpgA group of Northern Illinois University football players traveled to Aurora to help out former Huskie great Larry English, the No. 18 overall pick of the San Diego Chargers in the 2009 NFL Draft, at his free youth football camp at Marmion Academy Friday. About 240 kids attended the camp, run through English's San Diego-based LEAD Foundation, designed for ages 12-18.

In addition to English and the group of current NIU football players, former Huskie wide receiver and member of the Denver Bronco's practice squad, Brit Davis as well as NFL hopefuls Chad Spann and Landon Cox were also there to lend a hand working with the youngsters.

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