April 5, 2010

Big shoes to fill on the D-line

For the better part of a decade, Northwestern's defensive line has been fortified by two of the best players in program history -- Luis Castillo and Corey Wootton. Now, the latter's departure leaves a question facing the entire position group: Who's going to step up and replace the pre-season All-American and the school's all-time starts leader?

The likely answer is that one player won't be able to fill Wootton's shoes. Instead, Northwestern will look for several players to fill the void at left defensive end.

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