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Saturday, August 22, 2009
Northwestern scrimmage notes

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Northwestern held its annual preseason scrimmage in Kenosha, Wis., on Saturday, going through nine series at Tremper High School.

Several key contributors were held out as a precaution, including defensive end Corey Wootton and defensive tackle Corbin Bryant, who are coming off of ACL injuries. The entire starting secondary -- safeties Brad Phillips and Brendan Smith and cornerbacks Sherrick McManis and Jordan Mabin -- also sat out.

Still, there were some noteworthy items: