Photos: Northwestern behind the scenes

October, 9, 2013
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Northwestern meeting roomAdam RittenbergPat Fitzgerald borrows a line from a Navy SEALs chief to motivate his team.
Player PresserAdam Rittenberg/ESPNNorthwestern players take questions from the media Monday morning before the Ohio State game.
BrownAdam Rittenberg/ESPNJerry Brown, who played wide receiver and defensive back for Northwestern in the late '60s and early '70s, has now been on the Cats' coaching staff 21 years.
Leadership CouncilAdam Rittenberg/ESPNNorthwestern's player-led Leadership Council meets to talk about any issues affecting the team.
D-line testAdam Rittenberg/ESPNDefensive linemen are tested on the game plan for Ohio State.
Special teams meetingAdam Rittenberg/ESPNPat Fitzgerald checks in on the Thursday special teams meeting.
Fitzgerald team speechAdam Rittenberg/ESPNCoach Pat Fitzgerald speaks to the team after a walkthrough on Thursday.
Northwestern game day ESPNESPN's "College GameDay" came to Evanston, Ill., for the first time since 1995.
Northwestern sky ESPNStormy skies subsided by the time Northwestern and Ohio State were ready to take the field.
Fitzgerald with captainsAdam Rittenberg/ESPNCoach Pat Fitzgerald talks with the team captains prior to taking the field on Saturday.

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Kain ColterAdam Rittenberg/ESPNQuarterback Kain Colter call up to the coaches booth after a series against Ohio State.
Meyers/FitzgeraldJerry Lai/USA TODAY SportsPat Fitzgerald shakes hand with Ohio State coach Urban Mayer after a tough 40-30 loss.

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