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    Spring Practice: Day 13

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Mick McCall is pleased with the offense's progress, but there's still plenty of work ahead in the coming months.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Mick McCall is pleased with the offense's progress, but there's still plenty of work ahead in the coming months.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    April 21, 2009

    Watch McCall's Interview with NUsports.com

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern began its final week of spring practice with a 20-period, full-pad practice in Trienens Hall Tuesday morning.

    The Wildcats have two practice sessions remaining -- a practice Thursday morning and Saturday's spring scrimmage at Ryan Field.

    Heading into Saturday's game, which will begin shortly after noon, NUsports.com is chatting with the Wildcats' two coordinators and getting the latest on the progress of NU's offense and defense.

    With so many key skill players graduating on the offensive side of the ball, it's been an important spring for McCall and the offense. With 13 practices in the book, here's some of what McCall had to say about the 'Cats.

    "We've got a lot of new guys in the skill positions," McCall said. "Those guys are going to make plays -- especially when they're in the right place at the right time. We've got good players. They just need to keep working and becoming more consistent, which is happening."

    McCall also talked about the different units and this is what he had to say about NU's wide receivers: "A lot of guys are getting a number of catches. We've got a number of receivers who are going to get a chance to step up and play. It will be interesting to see which ones come to the forefront when we start camp in August and head to Kenosha."

    To access the full interview with McCall, visit NUsports.com's All-Access page.

    SPRING NOTES
    Saturday's game will be available on NUsports.com only. The Big Ten Network is also covering the game and highlights will be aired later on Saturday. Check local listings for show times in your area. There also will be a 90-minute BTN Spring Football Wrap-Up show at 7 p.m. CT on Thursday, April 30 ... WGN (wgnradio.com) and WNUR (89.3 FM, wnur.org) will carry the spring game live. Former NU linebacker Adam Kadela will be joining Dave Eanet in the WGN booth.