DeKALB – Like most coaches, Thomas Hammock doesn’t like to talk much about a performance until he sees the film.
But after his first practice Saturday as head coach of the Northern Illinois football team, Hammock saw some things he liked, even without the benefit of going to the tape.
“I think our defense really flew around as a whole,” Hammock said. “We’ll have to go back and watch the tape. I hate to give comments before I watch the tape because you think you may see something, then you watch the tape and realize it wasn’t as good as you thought. But defensively, those guys flew around, and offensively, the guys up front, I thought they did a good job working together. Very few penalties on offense, which is key.”