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Thad Ward has stepped right in as wide-receivers coach at Northern Illinois

Rob Winner – rwinner@shawmedia.com

Northern Illinois wide receivers coach Thad Ward during practice Huskie Stadium DeKalb Ill. Tuesday Aug. 13 2013.

Rob Winner – rwinner@shawmedia.com Northern Illinois wide receivers coach Thad Ward during practice at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.

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Updated: September 23, 2013 2:44PM



DeKALB — Though his time with the Northern Illinois program has been short since being hired in December, wide-receivers coach Thad Ward has had no problem getting adjusted to his new job.

It certainly helps to get an endorsement from his predecessor. Ward, who previously held the same position at Western Michigan, was hired after former receivers coach Frisman Jackson followed Dave Doeren to North Carolina State. Jackson is a big reason why Ward is in DeKalb.

“When the transition happened, he came in and said, ‘I’ve got a guy who would do a great job of knowing the room and getting in with these guys, and he’s a good football coach,’ ” coach Rod Carey said. “And when Coach Jackson said that to me, I immediately called.”

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