Created:Thursday, April 10, 2014 5:36 p.m.CDT
Updated:Thursday, April 10, 2014 11:30 p.m.CDT
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Wimann, Logan top picks for Huskie Bowl

By STEVE NITZ – snitz@shawmedia.com

DeKALB – After Thursday morning's football practice at Huskie Stadium, each of the two Huskie Bowl squads split up and practiced on their own for about 15 minutes.

The Black Team, led by offensive line coach Joe Tripodi, practiced on the turf of the stadium while Kelvin Sigler's Cardinal Team went inside the Chessick Center.

Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey said tight end Shane Wimann (Black) and Paris Logan (Cardinal) were the top picks in Wednesday's draft. They each posed with a No. 1 jersey.

Both teams will spend a few minutes after each practice on their own leading up to the Huskie Bowl, which will be played at 3 p.m. April 19.

Other notes from Thursday's practice:

• Drew Hare is the only quarterback for Tripodi's team while Matt McIntosh and Anthony Maddie both are with Sigler. Carey said Thursday that the quarterback battle is even, a position he has held throughout the spring. Hare has had a good spring, and Carey liked what he saw from the sophomore Thursday, but don't read too much into Hare being the lone QB on his team.

"That's how they drafted it," Carey said.

• Spoke with offensive coordinator Bob Cole after practice, and one player who he said has had a good spring is sophomore tailback Joel Bouagnon, who saw the field as a true freshman. Cole said Bouagnon has had "a heck of a spring."

Other players Cole mentioned as having good springs so far were wideouts Kenny Golladay (transfer from North Dakota who will have to sit out 2013 but will have two seasons of eligibility remaining) and Malik Mitchell (redshirt freshman).

• The Huskies will hold a scrimmage at 7:50 p.m. today. Carey said the quarterbacks will continue to get equal reps with the first team, as has been the case in the first two scrimmages.

Who will start at QB for NIU against Presbyterian?
Matt McIntosh
Anthony Maddie
Drew Hare