David Braun addressed the recent scandal surrounding Northwestern football at Wednesday’s B1G Media Days session. He thanked the players and staff for their response to the NCAA investigation.

Braun was appointed interim HC after the team decided to part ways with Pat Fitzgerald following the NCAA investigation into the football program.

Braun was very thankful towards his players and staff, highlighting their perseverance during the investigation.

“I want to thank our players, staff, and all their families. They have responded in this time with exceptional work ethic, resolve, perseverance, through an incredibly difficult time. In all my one-on-one meetings, times with players during workouts, it has been absolutely inspiring. It is an honor to be here representing Northwestern University.”

Braun was originally hired to be the Wildcats’ defensive coordinator back in January. Braun joined Fitzgerald’s staff from North Dakota State, after spending 2019-2022 with the Bison.

It will be a new era of Northwestern football in 2023 with Braun at the helm. Northwestern fans will be looking to Braun to change the culture after the recent scandal.

The Wildcats open the 2023 season against Rutgers on Sept. 3. That game will be at Noon E.T. and be shown on CBS.