Monday's news and notes

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Northern Illinois coach Dave Doeren said a few things stood out from the film study of Saturday's scrimmage at Huskie Stadium.

"We've got a lot of work to do, that stood out," Doeren said after a windy practice Monday. "I thought our offense did a nice job of taking care of the ball, except for the two exchange issues. But when you have that many live tackles, for none of the balls to get stripped out, things that were bad were easily correctable."

Doeren said quarterback Jordan Lynch and running backs Leighton Settle and Akeem Daniels had some explosive plays, and the scrimmage went back-and-forth between the offense and defense. He called it a good learning experience for the Huskies.

"Defensively, I think we're playing really good coverage right now," Doeren said. "We're making them earn every catch. Linebackers are moving around and giving the offense some hard times with some blocking schemes. It was a pretty competitive day."

Faustin out: Doeren confirmed after Monday's practice that junior cornerback Jhony Faustin will miss the rest of the spring with a severely sprained ankle. Faustin suffered the injury early in Saturday's practice. Doeren said Faustin should be ready by the time fall camp starts.


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