March 31, 2009

Kafka takes the reins

Spring practice began yesterday for Northwestern, and offensive coordinator Mick McCall says that the concerns for his offense are "180 degrees different" than they were last year.

Last spring, he explained, the concern was the offensive line, where the Wildcats were replacing three starters. This spring, the emphasis is on skill positions, where the team has to replace a three-year starting quarterback (C.J. Bacher), a four-year starting running back (Tyrell Sutton) and the top three receivers (Eric Peterman, Ross Lane and Rasheed Ward) from 2008.

"This year, we're wondering who is gonna carry, throw and catch the ball," said McCall. "Last year it was about who's gonna block."

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