It may have started out slow Monday morning at Northwestern, as the Wildcats held their first practice of the spring football session. After all, practice started at 6:45 a.m. because of reading week conflicts so the intensity level didn't really kick in until about 8:30.
Coach Pat Fitzgerald said he wants to emphasize the following during spring practice, which ends April 16 with the spring game:
"On offense we have to identify our starting quarterback and the little things we saw on tape we want to get more efficient on like third down, red zone and executing the fundamentals," Fitzgerald said. "On defense, we have to identify some starting positions and get some swagger back. Kicking game, we have to identify roles and figure out who is our starting place kicker going into [training] camp [in August]."