Can the Northern Illinois Huskies Offset the Loss of Lynch?

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A team that goes 12-2 and returns 16 starters for the following season is normally a shoo-in to be great again, as is the case with the 2014 Northern Illinois Huskies.

But unfortunately, the Huskies are hit with one major loss that is like losing 10 starters in quarterback Jordan Lynch. Seriously, how can his 2,892 passing yards, 1,920 rushing yards, and 47 total touchdowns be replaced? It’s almost impossible.

Dec 26, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Northern Illinois Huskies head coach Rod Carey in the first half against the Utah State Aggies during the 2013 Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Rod Carey is still lucky to have a very experienced team and loads of returning starters, but how can he handle Lynch’s departure? If he can solve that one, glaring, insanely eye-popping issue, the Huskies could come close to last year’s success.

If not, they could be in for a long year.

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