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Some Big Holes to Fill

<b>Northwestern's</b> Offensive Line will lose over 900 lbs of experienced blocking this year, plus the 1,000+ yard rusher who takes advantage of the holes up front. All told 6 Seniors occupy key roles on the offense. <p>But it might not be as bad as it seems. Those 3 linemen and the Running Back will be hard to replace, but for once in a long time, the subs are already on the 2-Deep.

There's been one big offensive constant at NU since Ohio State last year... If it all starts on the Offensive Line, then Its the 5 big guys up front -Sr's Trai Essex, Ikechuku Ndukwe and Matt Ulrich; Junior Zach Strief, and Soph Trevor Rees who have occupied the center of the NU offense. All but Rees are well over 300 pounds each, and the shortest is Rees at 6-2. When they start to blow holes, the...

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