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To make their players appreciate what they have, Northern Illinois moved into its old facilities

Rod Carey

You most certainly heard the talk from your parents, and there's a chance you have been that parent yourself. "You better clean that plate, son. Starving kids in Africa would love to have what you have."

To make its players appreciate the sacrifice made by fans, boosters, former players, and administrators, Northern Illinois moved its players into the program's old digs inside Huskie Stadium. It's all part of the "The Hard Way" mantra installed by former coach Joe Novak.

To head coach Rod Carey's credit, the entire program was on board with the move.