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Lynch-Jordan-2013.jpgFormer Northern Illinois University football player and Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch is down in Indianapolis for the 2014 NFL Combine. He's met with several NFL teams down there, including the Chicago Bears. Lynch and the other draft hopefuls met the media today. Lynch talked about what teams have told him about his chances at playing quarterback in the NFL, his desire to do anything to make a team and the talent in the MAC.

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National Coverage for NIU's Big Win

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NIU showed a national audience on ESPN2 and a press box full of media from not only Chicago but the entire nation that the Huskies' 10-0 record and especially quarterback Jordan Lynch, is for real.  The Huskies defeated a Ball State team that came in 9-1 on the year with an ACC win over Virginia under its belt, and a potent passing attack.  See what the national media, as well as Tribune columnist David Haugh, had to say about NIU and Lynch in these stories:

Huskies Live in the Land of Almost
Northern Illinois Revels in the Right Kind of Exposure
New York Times (Nov. 15, 2013)
With lights on, Lynch lights out
Chicago Tribune (Nov. 14, 2013) 
Can NIU's Jordan Lynch win your Heisman love (Nov. 14, 2013)
Jordan Lynch leads Northern Illinois past Ball State
USA Today (Nov. 14, 2013)
Lynch, NIU make case with win over Ball St. (Nov. 14, 2013)
Jordan Lynch shines as Northern Illinois continues BCS push (Nov. 14, 2013)




The Huskies are 4-0 and ranked 23rd in the country in the USA Today Coaches' Poll and with that record comes some great national publicity for the NIU program and its players, especially Heisman Trophy candidate Jordan Lynch.  In case you've missed any of the national mentions this week, here's a recap to some of them with links.
Ivan Maisel podcast (talks NIU as BCS Buster at 18 minute mark)
Gene Wojciehowski column (brief mentions for NIU, Lynch under Tailgating and First Quarter headers)
Pat Forde column (lists NIU-Iowa as most under-rated game of September)
Campus Union (under "Three Up" props for Jimmie Ward as one of top defenders in the country)
Charles Davis' Heisman Watch Video (Jordan Lynch)

In addition, Lynch and the Huskies have been the subject of some national radio chatter.  Following the Purdue win, Jordan was interviewed live by Yahoo!Sports Radio and CBS Radio, and during the past week, the Huskies have come up on the Dan Patrick Show, Sirius XM College Sports (Monday and Tuesday nights) and ESPN Radio.  Lynch was on the air with Chris Childers of Sirius XM and Freddie Coleman of ESPN Radio this week.

Keep watching this space, like NIU Huskies on Facebook and follow @NIUAthletics and @LynchFor6 on Twitter for all of the links to news on NIU Football.  

Storify: Northern Illinois Football's Historic win at Purdue


Wrapping Up Chicago Media Day

Chicago Media Day.jpgAnother week, another media day for the Northern Illinois University football team. The Huskies were in Chicago yesterday to discuss the upcoming 2013 season. NIU President Dr. Doug Baker, Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics Sean Frazier, Head Football Coach Rod Carey and several players were at Ditka's Restaurant meeting with the Chicago media.

Jordan Lynch in particular had a busy day, which started with a 6:10 a.m. departure from DeKalb for an appearance on the WGN Morning News at 8:15 a.m. The car then headed to Ditka's for the Huskies' 11:45 luncheon and press conference. After two hours at Da' Coach's hangout, Lynch made his way to Harpo Studios to shoot a segment for before concluding his marathon day at Comcast SportsNet to be on SportsTalk Live and shoot a piece for Comcast SportsNet's AT&T U-Verse Lounge.

You can read all about the Huskies' day in Chi-town and watch Jordan's clips below.

Comparing this season to last like apples and oranges for NIU
Chicago Tribune

Jimmie Ward head of NIU's strongest unit
Daily Chronicle

Huskies disappointed by rankings snub
Daily Chronicle

Huskies ratchet up Heisman hype for Jordan Lynch
Chicago Sun-Times

Harris: NIU Looks To Turn The Page After Orange Bowl Run
670 AM The Score

Northern Illinois Holds Annual Media Day in Chicago
Comcast SportsNet Chicago

Kaplan Goes One-on-One With NIU's Jordan Lynch
Comcast SportsNet Chicago

Jordan Lynch Drops by the AT&T U-Verse Lounge
Comcast SportsNet Chicago

NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch previews college football season


Postgame 6.jpgWith spring football right around the corner, check out this preview on the Huskies' upcoming 2013 spring drills by Yahoo! Sports blogger Frank Schwab. He identifies the defensive front seven and the skill positions on the offensive side of the ball as wild cards heading into spring. He also talks about Jordan Lynch's chances of winning the Heisman in 2013.


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To get you better prepared for Saturday's game versus Iowa and the upcoming season, the Daily Chronicle posted its 2012 NIU Football Preview today. Inside, you'll find stories on Jordan Lynch, Mathew Sims, the NIU defense and the Huskies by position.


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In case you missed Sunday's Chicago Tribune sports section, Fred Mitchell filed this story on starting quarterback Jordan Lynch. Lynch takes over the reins of the Northern Illinois offense as the Huskies look to defend their 2011 MAC title.



The NIU football team, which received votes in the Preseason Associated Press Poll, was at Soldier Field yesterday for a walk through in preparation for the Huskies' showdown with Iowa September 1. Several Chicago television outlets were on hand, including Fox Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago.



As you all know, the Mid-American Conference hosted its 2012 Football Media Day yesterday at Ford Field in Detroit. Head coach Dave Doeren, defensive end Sean Progar and quarterback Jordan Lynch returned to the site of its 2011 MAC championship victory to discuss the upcoming 2012 season and defense of their title. The Chicago Tribune's Fred Mitchell and Steve Nitz of the Daily Chronicle made the trek to the Motor City

Chicago Tribune

Huskies' hopes high despite new faces on offense

Daily Chronicle

Hungry to return to Detroit


Jordan Lynch 3.jpgThe Northern Illinois University football team conducted its 15th and final practice of the spring with the Huskies' Red-White scrimmage at Huskie Stadium Saturday afternoon. Quarterback Jordan Lynch starred as the Red squad defeated the White team, 31-6. Lynch eliminated any doubts Huskie fans had that he could succeed Chandler Harnish, throwing for 402 yards and four touchdowns. 

Below are links to all the coverage from Saturday's scrimmage.


Spring11 - JLynch throws (small).jpgNorthern Illinois completed its first week of 2012 spring practices with a two-hour workout in full pads Saturday at Huskie Stadium.  After practicing Wednesday and Thursday in shorts and helmets only, NIU Head Coach Dave Doeren enjoyed seeing the Huskies in full contact mode.

"It was fun to see guys hitting today," Doeren said.  "The ball was on the ground a little too much but that's going to happen when guys get hit for the first time in a while."

After moving through the national progression of practice from individual position drills to specific run and pass game work, to 7-on-7, Saturday's session ended with several periods of full team scrimmaging. While cornerback Rashaan Melvin started 11-on-11 by intercepting Jordan Lynch on the first play, Lynch and the offense came back when the team moved from stationary plays to actually moving the chains. Facing the first team defense on the first drive, Lynch drove the offense down the field and hit Tommylee Lewis on third and goal from inside the 10-yard line for a touchdown.  

Earlier in the practice, NIU middle linebacker Devon Butler made his first interception of spring during seven-on-seven drills.

Although hesitant to grade the day before reviewing the tape, several players did catch Doeren's eye.

"There was good energy today but I have to watch the film to say exactly how good of a day it was," Doeren said.  "Luke Eakes had a nice day. Tim Semisch made some plays and the tight ends looked good.  I saw our two defensive ends, Alan Baxter and Sean Progar, doing some good things.   I'm anxious to watch the tape."

The Huskies return to the practice field next week with workouts Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon at Huskie Stadium.


| around the Mid-American Conference know the rich quarterback history in the league. This past season, Huskie fans were fortunate to watch the top QB in the MAC week in and week out in Chandler Harnish, the 2011 Vern Smith Leadership Award winner.

Next season, 12 of the league's 14 signal callers from 2011 will be under center in 2012. One of those "new guys" will be Jordan Lynch. Like Harnish, Lynch is a dual threat quarterback equally dangerous with his arm or legs. Paul Myerberg of posted this story handicapping the quarterback race in 2012.


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. 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


Jordan Lynch.jpgMany teams in college football are employ a two quarterback offense and Northern Illinois University is no exception. Chandler Harnish and Jordan Lynch provide a nice one-two punch for the Huskie offense. As Rick Armstrong of the Beacon News writes, the playing time Lynch is receiving now is not only paying dividends this season, but it will also pay off in the future.


| 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.


Northern Illinois University's Jordan Lynch has made great progress during spring practice this season under the guidance of new offensive coordinator Matt Canada and starting quarterback Chandler Harnish. Ryan Wood of the Daily Chronicle spoke with Lynch to talk about the progress of the Huskies' backup QB in this feature.

A quarterback last season, DeMarcus Grady made the move to wide receiver this spring. He's quickly discovering how the other half lives. As a quarterback, Grady confesses he was guilty of not understanding how challenging it is to play the wide receiver position in this feature story by Wood.

Wood also sat down with Canada and defensive coordinator Jay Nieman last week for a Q&A session with both coaches. Canada discussed the feeling out process and how quickly the offense picked up the new system during spring. In Nieman's Q&A, he talked about the evaluation period early in camp and some of the position battles currently in progress.

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