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Episode 423: Recruiting Thought Experiment

To take your mind off of the state of the world, we bring you an interesting thought experiment. Today, we look back at the past 10 years of Northwestern football recruiting and look at it from a different perspective. Read our article to look at the teams we selected as a whole and play along. We are your premier Northwestern Sports Podcast! You can download the episode from iTunes or directly from here.

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Recruiting Thought Experiment

Consider the rosters of the following two teams. Imagine they are going to play head-to-head, and reply to this post with your answers to the following 3 questions:

1.Who ya got?

2.Is it close, or does your team run away with it?

3.Regardless of which team you picked, would your decision change if Justin Jackson switched teams?

A couple of notes:
–Starters and reserves are listed for each team. Value depth as much or little as you want.
–Team A is obviously younger, so feel free to be as optimistic or as pessimistic as you’d like relative to the talent on the roster.
–Let’s assume Team A operates out of a more Bajakian-style(we think) double tight-end offense(better fit for the personnel). Team B runs a more traditional Northwestern spread.

TEAM A

OFFENSE
QB: Clayton Thorson (Matt Alviti)
RB: Solomon Vault (Malin Jones, Austin Anderson, Jordan Perkins)
WR: Christian Jones, Genson Hooper Price (Bryce Kirtz, Malik Washington)
TE: Garrett Dickerson, Trey Pugh (Thomas Gordon)
OL: Tommy Doles, Peter Skoronski, Eric Olsen, Zach Franks, Josh Priebe (Ben Wrather, Jack Konopka, Cam Kolwich)

DEFENSE
DL: Ifeadi Odenigbo, Jordan Thompson, Trent Goens, Earnest Brown (Trevor Kent, Deonte Gibson, Devin O’Rourke)
LB: Khalid Jones, Cullen Coleman, Nathan Fox (Andrew Leota)
DB: Traveon Henry, Greg Newsome, Coco Azema, Rod Heard (Rod Campbell, Jaheem Joseph, Marcus McShephard)

TEAM B

OFFENSE
QB: Zach Oliver (Aidan Smith/Andrew Marty)
RB: Justin Jackson (Isaiah Bowser, John Moten, Jeremy Larkin)
WR: Austin Carr, Ben Skowronek, Flynn Nagel, (Kyric McGowan, Riley Lees, JJJ)
TE: Cam Green (Charlie Mangieri)
OL: Rashawn Slater, Ian Park, Brad North, Jared Thomas, Nik Urban (Shane Mertz, Blake Hance, Gunner Vogel)

DEFENSE
DL: Dean Lowry, Tyler Lancaster, Joe Gaziano, Samdup Miller (Alex Miller, Xavier Washington, Jake Saunders)
LB: Anthony Walker, Paddy Fisher, Nate Hall (Blake Gallagher, Joe Jones, Brett Walsh, Jaylen Prater)
DB: Nick VanHoose, Matt Harris, Godwin Igwebuike, Kyle Queiro (Montre Hartage, Travish Whillock, Jared McGee)

Episode 422: (Imaginary) Bracketology with Scott Sepich

With the whole world turned upside down by the global pandemic, we aren’t going to do our usual bracketology podcast. However, we would be remiss if we didn’t bring in Scott Sepich, our resident bracket expert to talk about what might have been in March Madness this year. We are your premier Northwestern Sports Podcast! You can download the episode from iTunes or directly from here.

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Episode 421: Lisa Byington

This week, we welcome in Lisa Byington, former NU Basketball player and current broadcaster for BTN, FOX, CBS/Turner and more. Lisa brings so much first-hand knowledge about this year’s women’s team after calling the Big Ten Tournament. What does an early departure mean for the ladies moving into the Big Dance? How do they compare to the all-time NU greats? All this and more including a new QB who has emerged from the transfer portal in this week’s episode. We are your premier Northwestern Sports Podcast! You can download the episode from iTunes or directly from here.

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Episode 420: Big Ten Champs!

With a thrashing of Illinois, the Northwestern Women’s Basketball team are Big Ten Champions for the first time in 30 years. With the Big Ten Tournament going on this week we celebrate these amazing women and start to look ahead to the NCAA tournament. All this and more in this week’s episode. We are your premier Northwestern Sports Podcast! You can download the episode from iTunes or directly from here.

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