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HEADLINES: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH 2017

Last Weekend Ten Years In Johnson Remains Confident, Defiant as Ever Army Rolls and Navy Sails in Opening Night Wins Navy Halts Lane Train: Crushes FAU 42-19 Army Never Trails – Tops Fordham 64-6 Yellow Jackets Dazzling on Offense Despite Defeat Brilliant Debut Ends with Marshall on his Back GT Falls but TaQuan Marshall Stars […]

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Mediocre predictions motivate Niumatalolo, Midshipmen

Ken Niumatalolo leaves for his annual trip home to Hawaii in early July. That is about the same time most of the national college football preview magazines hit the newsstands. It’s a 10-hour flight so Navy’s 10th-year head coach picks up copies of Athlon’s, Lindy’s and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview to occupy the time. […]

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Navy-Florida Atlantic Breakdown

Navy Key: Receive a command performance from quarterback Zach Abey Abey needs to prove he’s made progress with regard to knowing the triple-option and reading defenses. Head coach Ken Niumatalolo and offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper both feel comfortable with the junior’s command of the offense in practice and hope it translates under the lights in […]

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Hawk epitomizes new era of Navy offensive linemen

Jake Hawk epitomizes the development of the Navy offensive line during the current triple-option era. When Navy went to the Houston Bowl in 2003, the starting left tackle (Nick Wilson) weighed 264 pounds. That was typical along the line during the first decade as head coach Paul Johnson valued quickness and athleticism over size. In […]

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Strength in numbers for Navy at slotback position

Navy slotbacks coach Danny O’Rourke insists there are no specific starters at his position. Senior captain Darryl Bonner and precocious sophomore Malcolm Perry may be listed atop the depth chart going into Friday night’s season opener at Florida Atlantic, but O’Rourke said there are four other slotbacks he has complete faith in. “I tell them […]

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Scouting the Midshipmen with the Capital Gazette’s Bill Wagner

In order to get a better look at Florida Atlantic’s opponent on Friday, the Sun Sentinel enlisted the help of Navy beat writer Bill Wagner of the Capital Gazette. We asked Bill to answer three questions about the Midshipmen ahead of Friday night’s game. 1. People got a brief look at quarterback Zach Abey last […]

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Navy Rallies Around OC Ivin Jasper, Whose Son Likely Needs A Heart Transplant

In the midst of preparing for the start of the 2017 season, the Navy football team has rallied around offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper, whose son will likely need a heart transplant. Jarren Jasper, 14, went to the doctor for a routine physical in June so he could try out for the Broadneck High School football […]

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