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Practice Schedule and times
2019 NIU Football Preseason Practice Schedule

Day, Date Practice Time Other Notes/Events
Thursday, August 1 PLAYERS REPORT Team Meeting
Friday, August 2 2:30 p.m. Photo Day (7-9 am)
Saturday, August 3 2 p.m.
Sunday, August 4 2:30 p.m.
Monday, August 5 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 6 2:30 p.m. DeKalb Media Day (11:30 am)
First Day in Full Pads
Wednesday, August 7 No Practice
Thursday, August 8 2:30 p.m. Last Day of Summer Classes
Friday, August 9 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 10 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 11 2:30 p.m.
Monday, August 12 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 13 No Practice
Wednesday, August 14 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 15 2:30 p.m.
Friday, August 16 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 17 2:30 p.m. NIU Women’s Clinic (4-7:30 pm)
Sunday, August 18 2:30 p.m. Family Fun Day (Time TBA)
Monday, August 19 No Practice
Tuesday, August 20 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 21 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 22 2:30 p.m.
Friday, August 23 2:30 p.m. NIU Move-In Day
Saturday, August 24 3:15 p.m. Mock Game
Monday, August 26 No Practice
08-01-2019 06:27 PM
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I feel tingly.
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Thank you!
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Interesting that almost every practice time is 2:30pm. Is that because that is a common game time?

Carey’s practice times would vary quite a bit if I recall correctly.
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(08-01-2019 09:54 PM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  Interesting that almost every practice time is 2:30pm. Is that because that is a common game time?

Carey’s practice times would vary quite a bit if I recall correctly.

Doesn’t interfere with morning classes when they go back to school?
08-02-2019 08:39 AM
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I assume that Childers starts as the #1 QB. Is Bowers #2 or does he start at bottom?
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(08-02-2019 10:20 AM)klake87 Wrote:  I assume that Childers starts as the #1 QB. Is Bowers #2 or does he start at bottom?

Based on this tweet Bowers is second with Thompson third.

https://twitter.com/Kaleb_M_Carter/statu...55072?s=20
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Bowers will be starting game 1. The coaches are doing the right thing- Childers is the returning starter and participated in Spring Ball, Bowers did not. It is Childers' job to lose. Bowers needs to go and win it these next couple of weeks which I 100% anticipate him doing... Either way, competition is a GOOD thing. It will make Childers (and Thompson for that matter) a better player should he ever be called upon due to an injury or poor play.

Go Huskies! 8/31 cannot come soon enough!!!

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(08-02-2019 12:08 PM)Red Dog Wrote:  Bowers will be starting game 1. The coaches are doing the right thing- Childers is the returning starter and participated in Spring Ball, Bowers did not. It is Childers' job to lose. Bowers needs to go and win it these next couple of weeks which I 100% anticipate him doing... Either way, competition is a GOOD thing. It will make Childers (and Thompson for that matter) a better player should he ever be called upon due to an injury or poor play.

Go Huskies! 8/31 cannot come soon enough!!!

Beat Illinois State.

Yeah, designating him QB1 before a real practice would have been something.

It says something that Childers wasn't sent to any of the media days. The writing is on the wall.

Open practices are the 11th (Season ticket holders) and 18th per the official social media accounts
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Open practice date for Season ticket holders only. I like it:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0rJheOh4yk/...apo5in5ljs

Smart move. Open practice for the committed.....
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Hmmm, I was at the practice today and the stadium was wide open. I was told they’re encouraging fans to attend as long as they don’t record anything of course. Fans will be monitored but it appears they’re open. BTW, I was the only person in the stands and was approached so it’s not like it went unnoticed.
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(08-02-2019 05:20 PM)Big Redd Wrote:  Hmmm, I was at the practice today and the stadium was wide open. I was told they’re encouraging fans to attend as long as they don’t record anything of course. Fans will be monitored but it appears they’re open. BTW, I was the only person in the stands and was approached so it’s not like it went unnoticed.

Impressions?
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(08-02-2019 07:07 PM)NorthCoast Wrote:  
(08-02-2019 05:20 PM)Big Redd Wrote:  Hmmm, I was at the practice today and the stadium was wide open. I was told they’re encouraging fans to attend as long as they don’t record anything of course. Fans will be monitored but it appears they’re open. BTW, I was the only person in the stands and was approached so it’s not like it went unnoticed.

Impressions?
Kaleb’s article about the deep ball passes was spot on. Both Bowers and Childers had multiple nice deep route throws. Even Anthony impressed and If any QB that won the deep ball challenge It was Childers.

Other thoughts:
Good energy from the team and staff. Feels more pro like than Carey’s practices.

Childers is competing and looked very comfortable, which should be expected. Before people flip out about Childers possibly wining the job or Bowers not living up to expectations we need to be patient. The competition has already ensured Childers is locked in and playing confidently. He didn’t have any bad throws today and looked better than ever. I will be confident in the system and whoever wins the job on 8/31.

Richie was the best of the WRs to my untrained eye. He’s explosive, fun to watch. Top 4 WRs all looked solid. Hall improving but not there yet imo.

Harbison and Nettles showed good burst.

Crawford got majority of short route passes.

Hard to tell starting OL w/so much rotation but grad transfer was in the mix, mostly next to Hawn with the 2s I think.

The UConn transfer in the defensive backfield looks so tall. A bit lost on day one but he could be a nice piece eventually.

Not much to note on D without pads.
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Thanks Big Redd.
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I’m going too try tomorrow
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(08-02-2019 12:08 PM)Red Dog Wrote:  Bowers will be starting game 1. The coaches are doing the right thing- Childers is the returning starter and participated in Spring Ball, Bowers did not. It is Childers' job to lose. Bowers needs to go and win it these next couple of weeks which I 100% anticipate him doing... Either way, competition is a GOOD thing. It will make Childers (and Thompson for that matter) a better player should he ever be called upon due to an injury or poor play.

Go Huskies! 8/31 cannot come soon enough!!!

Beat Illinois State.


I think Bowers starts also. I find the evolution on the opinion of Childers on this board pretty interesting. Last year, he was deemed the worst QB in FBS, and by some as not worthy of FBS level competition. Now you bring in a transfer from Cal, who lit the world on fire there 1 year and people assume he has no chance to win the job? I assume if Childers wins the job, he will be back as public enemy number 1.
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(08-02-2019 05:20 PM)Big Redd Wrote:  Hmmm, I was at the practice today and the stadium was wide open. I was told they’re encouraging fans to attend as long as they don’t record anything of course. Fans will be monitored but it appears they’re open. BTW, I was the only person in the stands and was approached so it’s not like it went unnoticed.

According to this tweet, all future practices are closed to public except Season Ticket Holder day and Family Day.

https://twitter.com/JohnCheney3/status/1...1732737028
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(08-02-2019 09:20 PM)Chicago_sportsfan Wrote:  I’m going too try tomorrow

Well John Cheney just tweeted this :
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All other practices after today will be closed to public and pretty much anyone not media so if you want to see the @NIU_Football team early buy season tickets and join us on the 11th or@come to Family Fun day on the 17th.
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Really disappointed to hear that.
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(08-02-2019 11:03 PM)DiehardHuskie Wrote:  Really disappointed to hear that.

I’m not disappointed. This is good for the team. The last couple of years there was a lot of leaking of news going on that sometimes was true and sometimes wasn’t. Hard to build a strong team culture when you have parents of the team internally tearing down the team culture. Let the coaches coach and let the players play. If people really want to know what’s going on get your tickets. Boom!!!04-rock
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