In 2011, Northwestern was reeling heading to Lincoln for the first time as Big Ten opponents. History is repeating itself as the Wildcats prepare for the Cornhuskers again and try to salvage their season.
This is essentially a purple mafia profile with former Wildcat star QB, Dan Persa. However, with a new approach to our QB spot this season, I couldn’t think of a better person on the planet to offer up some insights in to the behind-the-scenes approach and the mentality it requires to have a “1a and 1b” QB platoon system.
The first game of the year is the first opportunity to make a real statement. In the past, it has been the jumping off point for stellar seasons. So who steps up and shines in the season opener?
The recent rumors regarding tough-as-nails QB Dan Persa turned out to be true – he reinjured his Achilles and will undergo surgery in August. Plus, we scan the next four years worth of schedules.
Dan Persa won our hearts at Northwestern. Now he faces a much more daunting challenge in the NFL as he, once again, has to sell his intangibles and overcome his physical shortcomings.
The day after Drew Brees sets the NFL single season passing mark, we put some context around several Wildcat accomplishments as they enter their final collegiate game.