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Navy’s Offense Remains Unique in American Conference

“From the Capital Gazette”

One of the looming questions surrounding Navy’s entrance into a league involves the triple-option.

More specifically, the uniqueness of the option.

As an independent, Navy’s schedule was constantly changing with opponents coming and going. Service academy rivals Air Force and Army along with traditional opponent Notre Dame are the only schools Navy has played every year since bringing back the triple-option in 2002.

Now that Navy is a member of the American Athletic Conference, it will be playing the same schools over and over. The Midshipmen will face the five West Division programs every year and will have three crossover games with East Division teams.

Many diehard fans have wondered if the surprise element of the triple-option will be minimized since American Athletic Conference schools will be seeing it on such a regular basis.

Memphis head coach Justin Fuente will be facing Navy annually beginning this season. Fuente believes that any AAC school with Navy on the schedule will be working on triple-option defense at various times during the year.

“First of all, you better not wait until game week to address it,” he said. “You need to work on it in the spring, during preseason camp, off weeks and whenever else you can. Even then, you might not be able to stop it.”

“Bottom line, it’s very hard to get players accustomed to what Navy does. The speed at which they execute a scheme you don’t see every week is what makes it so tough to defend. Frankly, I don’t think being in a league is going to be a hindrance to them at all.”

……..”What they do offensively is going to be a challenge for everybody,” Morris said. “You’re still only see it once a year and it’s a heck of a lot different from the offenses you normally face. You know it’s coming and you better have a plan for it, but no matter what you do in advance it is still a very difficult scheme to defend on game day.”

……..”We played Navy three years in a row and that third year they waxed us,” McNeill said. “I know how potent that offense can be. Seeing it every year doesn’t make it any easier to stop.”

……..”Having gone against that style offense in practice as a player and many times as a coach, I can tell you there is no magic formula for defending it,”

……….”In my opinion, the only people who can stop the triple-option are the people running the offense. If we execute the way we’re supposed to, we can move the ball on anybody. It all comes down to being focus-minded and detail-oriented,” Reynolds said.

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Photo: By Paul W. Gillespie, Staff / Baltimore Sun Media Group

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