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PRESEASON PREDICTION

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Harnish-Chandler-2.jpgThe Pre-Snap Read continues its preseason rankings and places Northern Illinois at No. 59. Paul Myerberg gives the Huskie offense high-praise, going as far as saying the left tackle Trevor Olson should receive consideration for MAC offensive player of the year honors. However, quarterback Chandler Harnish gets much of the copy in the breakdown of the offense - and justifiably so. The senior signal caller had an incredible 2010 season and is the unquestioned leader of the NIU football team.

Sean Progar and Tommy Davis garner much of the attention on the defensive side of the ball. With the loss of three starters from the defensive line, Progar will be relied on to not only be the leader of the front four, but the defensive unit as a whole. Davis is the lone returner in the Huskie secondary and will provide much needed experience to a young, but talented group.

Myerberg also gives a nice recap of the the Huskies' 2010 season. It's fun to look back and see what the Huskies accomplished last season. It truly was an amazing season.

CORNERING THE MARKET

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Melvin-Rashaan.jpgOne position hit hard by graduation was Northern Illinois University's secondary. Tommy Davis, who started all 14 games for NIU at free safety, is the lone returning starter in the group. What the Huskies lack in experience, they make up for in athleticism writes Ryan Wood of the Daily Chronicle.

At over six-feet tall, Rashaan Melvin, Dominique Ware and Jimmy Ward bring size to the cornerback position the Huskies did not have last year. New cornerback's coach Richard McNutt has been happy with what he's seen from his charges so far through spring ball.