Northwestern headed in the right direction

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Northwestern headed in the right direction

Northwestern hasn't won a bowl game since 1948, but Washington Redskins defensive tackle and Wildcats alum Barry Cofield sees the arrow trending upward for the football program.

"The program is taking off. Fitz Pat Fitzgerald was the right man for the job. He's got the program going in the right direction," an excited Cofield told CSNChicago.com.

While Cofield attended Northwestern, Fitzgerald was the team's linebackers coach before taking over the team in 2006 after the passing of the late Randy Walker. In Cofield's four seasons with the Wildcats, he registered 197 tackles, 6.5 sacks and earned Second-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior in 2005.

The list of Northwestern players in the NFL isn't that long (14 total), but Cofield stays in touch with them as much as he can, including Bears linebacker Nick Roach and defensive end Corey Wootton.

"Northwestern's NFL network isn't that big, so we all stay in touch," Cofield told CSNChicago.com.

The former New York Giants Super Bowl champion still watches as many NU games as he can and is still holding out hope for a bowl victory.

"It's exciting to watch them play. I'm just hoping they can win a bowl game here," Cofield told CSNChicago.com.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bulls sign Chris Bosh next year?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bulls sign Chris Bosh next year?

The SportsTalk Live panel for this episode includes Chris Rongey (670 The Score), Seth Gruen (Bleacher Report) and Chris Emma (670 The Score).

They debate whether or not the Bulls should make a run at signing Chris Bosh this coming off-season.

They also ask "O Captain, Where Art Thou?" and wonder what is behind Toews's dip in production this season. Finally, they discuss who is the best QB playing this weekend in the AFC and NFC Championship games.

Listen to the episode at this link or below in the embedded player:

Artemi Panarin shows off Duncan Keith's Russian singing skills

Artemi Panarin shows off Duncan Keith's Russian singing skills

Duncan Keith isn't quitting his day job anytime soon, but maybe he can moonlight as a Russian singer.

Artemi Panarin — Keith's Blackhawks teammate and a native of Korkino, Russia — posted an Instagram video Friday of Keith signing along to a song called "Gop-Stop:"

Канадский #розенбаум 😂 Canadian #singer @dk_2_

A video posted by @artemiypanarin on

Here's the YouTube video of the song, which is a famous Russian gangster song:

This is exactly what social media was made for: Bringing worlds together for the amusement and entertainment of others.

Also, hat/tip to Keith for his quality singing/rapping skills.