With the bye week over, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald met the media in his weekly news conference in Evanston. It is going to be a special week in Evanston, what with homecoming festivities but also a visit from legendary coach Ara Parseghian. The former NU and Notre Dame coach will be on campus Friday.
In other bits:
* The Oct. 30 game at Indiana will start at 11 a.m. and will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
* Superback Drake Dunsmore was one of 22 players nationally named to the John Mackey Award midseason watch list on Monday.
* Most players took advantage of the bye week to see the new "Jackass" movie in 3D. Quarterback Dan Persa reported it was not as good as the first one.