DeKALB – After one fall practice, Northern Illinois coach Thomas Hammock is already encouraged by the increased efficiency in the passing game demonstrated since the spring. If the deep-ball connection between the quarterbacks and wideouts was the bar for measuring that readiness, consider the Huskies prepared.
With Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” blasting as the team took the field to begin its first fall practice Friday, the drum blasts may well have signaled the beginning of a Huskie offense full of things that will bite.
“As a team, I think we’re so much further ahead than what we were in the spring,” Hammock said. “This’ll be the third time that we’ve had the opportunity to install. We install in spring. We install in summer, and this is the third time hearing it, so you can see the execution has been a lot crisper, and the definition and detail has been a lot sharper.”