Archive | August, 2014

Being Himself, Means Being Heisman Worthy

Keenan Reynolds knew his plan seemed a bit far-fetched. A freshman? Starting? Here? After the grueling plebe summer? Running Navy’s vaunted triple-option? But all of that didn’t seem far-fetched to the most important person: Reynolds. “The kid just knows what he wants,” Navy offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper says. “This is my 20th year coaching. I’d […]

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Ivin Jasper a Master of Teaching the Navy’s Option Offense

Navy has posted winning records in 10 of the last 11 seasons. An efficient and effective triple-option offense is the primary reason for that sustained success as the Midshipmen have either led the nation or ranked in the top four 10 times since 2002. Navy’s had two head coaches and employed 10 different starting quarterbacks […]

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Reynolds Learns from Dobbs

The first time Keenan Reynolds saw a Navy football game, the Midshipmen were three-touchdown underdogs to sixth-ranked Ohio State in the 2009 season opener. Reynolds was a sophomore at Goodpasture Christian School outside Nashville, Tenn., and was barely on anyone’s recruiting radar. As he watched the game on television, Reynolds started paying attention to Navy […]

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Reynolds 9th in USA Today Heisman Watch list

The race for the 2014 Heisman Trophy is on, led by last year’s winner, and will be impacted only slightly by Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller’s season-ending shoulder injury. Though Miller was a contender for the Heisman, it doesn’t alter the quarterback-heavy top four heading into the season opener: Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, Florida State’s Jameis […]

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Jackets Refocus on Option Football

Coach Paul Johnson has a good feeling about this year’s Georgia Tech football team. Johnson, who is beginning his seventh season at Tech, said this year’s team seems to be closer, more willing to concentrate on the team aspect rather than individual accomplishments. He said this group, which includes 11 starters and 43 returning lettermen, […]

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