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NFL Media's Lance Zierlein likens Northern Illinois WR Kenny Golladay to Jordan Taylor.

This size/speed prospect has been receiving more buzz in recent weeks. "Golladay could be targeted by teams looking for a field-stretcher with size who has the potential to become a matchup problem in the redzone," Zierlein wrote. "Golladay has the talent to become an eventual starter in the league." The 6-foot-4, 218-pound Golladay turned in a 40-yard dash of 4.50 seconds at the NFL Combine. He logged an 87-1,156-8 receiving line during the 2016 campaign.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 24 - 1:18 PM

Northern Illinois hired Eau Claire Memorial High School HC Steve Crutchley to serve as wide receivers coach.

Prior to his season of work at Eau Claire Memorial High, Crutchley had worked as running backs coach at Southern Illinois (2008-12) and as an assistant at Western Illinois (2013-15). In a statement, HC Rod Carey said, "I know he’s going to bring a lot to us – from knowledge about the state of Illinois from his time at Southern Illinois and Western Illinois, to on-field coaching and recruiting."
Mar 14 - 5:55 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that Northern Illinois RB Joel Bouagnon met with the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers last week.

At the program's Pro Day on Friday, Bouagnon checked in at 6-foot-1 and 230 pounds and ran a 4.61s 40. He added a 4.31s short shuttle and a 6.90s three-cone, along with a 34-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-2 broad jump.
Mar 13 - 4:24 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline notes that the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Rams have "shown a lot of interest" in Northern Illinois T Levon Myers.

While Myers played tackle at Northern Illinois, his best fit at the NFL level will likely come at guard. Pauline writes that during NIU's pro day on Friday, the 6-foot-4, 309-pounder "looked solid in drills and was much more athletic than his numbers would lend one to believe." The numbers he refers to, here, would be Myers' 40-yard dash of 5.38 seconds and his 24 reps on the bench press. Pauline stamps him with a UDFA grade at this juncture.
Mar 11 - 3:54 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline relays that the Bengals worked out Northern Illinois WR Kenny Golladay individually at Friday's pro day.

The Lions also sent their wide receivers coach to the NIU pro day. CBS Sports' Rob Rang thinks that the 6-foot-4, 218-pounder is worthy of more draft love than he is currently receiving, writing that he "looked terrific during the [Combine] position drills." Golladay won't be creeping into the Day 1 conversation, but a mid-round selection on Day 2 is very much in play, here.
Mar 11 - 3:27 PM

Northern Illinois hired Jordan Lynch to serve as running backs coach.

Lynch played quarterback for the Huskies from 2010-2013. During his time in the program, he boasted a sharp 51/14 TD/INT ratio. Northern Illinois won MAC titles in 2011 and 2012 with Lynch guiding the ship. In a statement regarding the new gig with his old team, he said, "When [HC Rod Carey] started talking to me about the possibility of a position opening up here, I took some time and thought about it. I felt it was a great opportunity for me and I couldn’t pass it up."
Mar 9 - 12:51 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang believes that Northern Illinois WR Kenny Golladay "deserves more attention."

At the NFL Scouting Combine, Golladay turned in a 40-yard dash of 4.50 seconds, a vertical leap of 35.5 inches and a short shuttle time of 4.15 seconds. "Even better," Rang writes, "he looked terrific during the position drills, showing impressive body control during the gauntlet drills to haul in a pass thrown behind him, while maintaining his momentum." The 6-foot-4, 218-pounder registered an 87-1156-8 receiving line during the 2016 campaign. He could potentially see a selection late on Day 2 or early on Day 3 of April's draft.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 7 - 11:00 PM

Northern Illinois WR Kenny Golladay accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

The 6-foot-4, 213-pounder surpassed 1,100 yards receiving in each of the past two years. In 12 games this past season, he logged 87 catches for 1,156 yards and eight touchdowns. CBS pegs his value in the Rds. 4-5 range.
Jan 12 - 1:29 PM

Northern Illinois AD Sean Frazier indicated that he would support the Group of 5 having their own Playoff.

"It's time to have a realistic conversation about creating a playoff for the Group of 5," Frazier floated to ESPN. "Why not?" With the way that the Playoff (big boy edition) is currently determined, it would take perfect breaks along the way for a Group of 5 team to get in -- to whit, during the three-year existence of the Playoff, no team has ranked higher than Memphis in 2015. And the Tigers only slotted in at No. 13. Frazier didn't mince his words, saying, "There is absolutely no ability for us to be in that national title conversation. That's just reality. Anyone that says we can: That's a flat-out lie." ESPN cites a number of opposing voices, too, among them AAC commissioner Mike Aresco, who said, "The answer is an emphatic no." Another, unnamed Group of 5 athletic director echoed that sentiment well enough. "Absolutely would not want a separate playoff," he said, "and I can't put enough exclamation points behind that."
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 01:07:00 PM

Northern Illinois senior WR Kenny Golladay caught four balls for 91 yards in Friday's win over Kent State.

Golladay closes out his final collegiate campaign with tremendous numbers, 87 catches for 1,156 yards and eight touchdowns. While the Huskies are playing tremendous ball, they won't be carrying the momentum into the postseason. The train stops here for Northern Illinois (5-7, 5-3), which failed to win the MAC West for the first time in six seasons. A 1-6 start sunk the Huskies, but the 4-1 finish provides momentum for 2017.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 05:50:00 PM

Northern Illinois redshirt junior RB Jordan Huff almost single-handedly beat Eastern Michigan in Wednesday's 31-24 overtime win, rushing for 173 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries.

With the Huskies' passing game floundering about -- quarterbacks Ryan Graham and Daniel Santacaterina combined to complete 11-of-25 passes for 161 yards, a touchdown and an interception -- it was up to Huff to pull NIU from the fire. Success. Two of the 5-foot-11, 218-pounder's touchdowns came after the third quarter, including an eventual game-winning score in overtime. Huff has been held under 55 yards rushing in seven of 10 games this season, but he also now has two contests to his name of at least 130 yards rushing.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 02:06:00 PM

Northern Illinois senior WR Kenny Golladay caught 14 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown in Wednesday's 31-24 loss to Toledo.

Golladay hauled in a four-yard pass in the right corner of the end zone with 7:41 remaining in the first half for his lone touchdown of the game. The 6-foot-4, 213-pounder now has four 100-yard performances under his belt in 10 games played. Wednesday's 149-yard showing saw him crack the century mark for the first time since he immolated Ball State with a 13-184-2 receiving line on October 1. For the season as a whole, Golladay has caught 80 passes for 1,031 yards and eight touchdowns.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 01:48:00 PM

Northern Illinois senior RB Joel Bouagnon rushed for 153 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in Saturday's 31-24 win over Ball State.

Northern Illinois bullied Ball State on the ground in this one, totaling 355 yards rushing. Bouagnon and QB Anthony Maddie (160 yards rushing) accounted for the bulk of that action. This was Bouagnon's first 100-yard effort this season. He rushed for 1,285 yards and 18 touchdowns a year ago.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 11:39:00 PM

Northern Illinois senior WR Kenny Golladay excelled in Saturday's 31-24 win over Ball State, catching 13 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns.

Golladay was all over the place in Saturday's victory, scoring on touchdown grabs of 14 and 22 yards in the second and fourth quarters, respectively. The latter score snapped a 24-24 tie and propelled the Huskies to the win. For the season as a whole, the 6-foot-4, 213-pound senior has caught 38 passes for 564 yards and six touchdowns through five games.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 11:17:00 PM

Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey named redshirt senior QB Anthony Maddie starting quarterback.

The Huskies are taking on water quickly. Maddie isn't likely to turn things around -- NIU must go 6-2 down the stretch to go bowling -- but Ryan Graham wasn't exactly getting the job done. Maddie, a dual-threat quarterback, missed last season due to injury.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 05:38:00 PM


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