Checking the Monday 2 Deep

Not a lot of changes on the <b>Wildcat</b> 2 deep this week. The only big change is due to an injury.<br><br> Its also <b>Senior Day</b>, a chance to list all the graduating <b>Wildcats</b> and say thanks for all their hard work.

One major change is noted on the Monday two deep -

Sophomore Brandon Horn [Shown celebrating left/AP Photo Jeff Roberson] has been given the starting nod at X-Wide Receiver due to the bruised sternum suffered by Roger Jordan against Purdue.

Horn was the man who caught the TD Pass deflected by two Penn State Players Saturday. The irony of it all was that the two players involved in the deflection were both Chicago-land natives.

Apparently the injuries to Jason Wright, Terrell Jordan and Louis Ayeni aren't keeping them off the 2 deep, but Mark Philmore and Ashton Aikens are still sidelined this week.

The Cats are still showing 2 Running Backs -
We all know that NU is still running a variation of the spread, with a runningback in the slot, but the 2 Deep still shows 2 Running back positions - Junior Noah Herron [AP Photo-right] and RS Soph Derell Jenkins are the two listed over there.

Herron rushed for 180 yards last week out of the RB position due to a reported hamstring injury to Terrell Jordan. Apparently they feel Jordan will be ready to go Saturday as Jason Wright's Backup.

For what its worth, Jason Wright [AP Photo-left] is still the rushing leader for the Wildcats, at 866 yards, he needs 134 yards[two 70 yard days] to break 1000, and continue Randy Walker's string of 1K yard running backs. If his ankle is getting better, this should be a snap, if not...

NU will honor their 10 graduating Seniors Saturday -
Louis Ayeni (Woodbury, Minn.), Ray Bogenrief (Cedarburg,Wis.), Pat Durr (St. Charles, Ill.), Gilles Lezi (Laval, Quebec), Roger Jordan (League City, Texas), Kunle Patrick (Brooklyn,N.Y.), Ryan Peterson (Cardiff, Calif.), Torri Stuckey (Robbins, Ill.), Doug Szymul (Des Plaines, Ill.) and Jason Wright (Diamond Bar, Calif.) are all playing in their final home game against Michigan.
And that's the final scoop from the Monday Media Guide...
And there were a couple of guys close to committing, but apparently there are no announcements just yet. Chris will have them when they come in.

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