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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Photos: Northwestern behind the scenes

By Adam Rittenberg

Northwestern meeting room
Pat Fitzgerald borrows a line from a Navy SEALs chief to motivate his team.
Player Presser
Northwestern players take questions from the media Monday morning before the Ohio State game.
Jerry 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 Council
Northwestern's player-led Leadership Council meets to talk about any issues affecting the team.
D-line test
Defensive linemen are tested on the game plan for Ohio State.
Special teams meeting
Pat Fitzgerald checks in on the Thursday special teams meeting.
Fitzgerald team speech
Coach Pat Fitzgerald speaks to the team after a walkthrough on Thursday.
Northwestern game day
ESPN's "College GameDay" came to Evanston, Ill., for the first time since 1995.
Northwestern sky
Stormy skies subsided by the time Northwestern and Ohio State were ready to take the field.
Fitzgerald with captains
Coach Pat Fitzgerald talks with the team captains prior to taking the field on Saturday.

Kain Colter
Quarterback Kain Colter call up to the coaches booth after a series against Ohio State.
Pat Fitzgerald shakes hand with Ohio State coach Urban Mayer after a tough 40-30 loss.