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Iowa has hired North Dakota State offensive coordinator Tim Polasek as its line coach and Kelton Copeland as its wide receivers coach.
A growing number of Group of 5 officials are in favor of adding a playoff specifically for the Group of 5 schools because it's been 32 years since a non-Power 5 team won a national championship.
Minnesota's football team is prepared to to continue its boycott and skip the Dec. 27 National Funding Holiday Bowl in San Diego, barring a last-minute resolution.
Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer
The Minnesota boycott is being discussed on @OTLonESPN. The ViewFromVegas (and from coast to coast) is this affects a lot of bowl contests/pools as Minnesota is scheduled to play Washington State in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 (my alma mater Northern Illinois is being mentioned as the possible replacement team). However, a lot of contests have deadlines tomorrow with the start of bowl season.
Northern Illinois would replace Minnesota in the Holiday Bowl should the Gophers boycott the game, sources tell ESPN. But the switch would face logistical challenges and require NCAA approval.
Joel Bouagnon ran for two touchdowns, Daniel Santacaterina and Jordan Huff each ran for scores, and Northern Illinois beat Kent State 31-21 in Friday's season finale for both teams.
What is Northern Illinois' destiny?
With the Huskies on the fringe of the bowl picture, ESPN's Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy offer their thoughts about whether the team can sneak into a postseason game. Bowl projections
Jordan Huff scored on a 2-yard run in overtime for his third touchdown of the game and Northern Illinois then stopped Eastern Michigan on downs for a 31-24 victory Wednesday night.
Kareem Hunt ran for 122 yards and scored a touchdown with 1:15 left in Toledo's 31-24 comeback victory over Northern Illinois on Wednesday night in NIU's Chi-Town Showdown at the Chicago White So
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Northern Illinois' helmet design, the Chicago skyline.