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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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Sal Interdonato’s Super 10: Army impact players

1. Ahmad Bradshaw, senior quarterback: Bradshaw has evolved into an elite triple-option quarterback, leading Army on late game-winning December drives against Navy and North Texas in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Expect an even better season from Bradshaw, who has added 10 pounds of muscle after rushing for 830 yards and eight touchdowns in 2016. […]

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Army’s triple option the ultimate chess game

A family friend taught Ahmad Bradshaw how to play chess in second grade. He loved the game’s strategic elements and the challenge of making split-second decisions in the times competitions. Bradshaw joined the chess team in middle school. Almost a decade later, chess remains one of Bradshaw’s favorite hobbies. It especially comes in handy when […]

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Game of the Week: McKeesport at Franklin Regional (PA)

Data: 7 p.m. today at Franklin Regional High School, Murrysville. Coaches: Matt Miller, second year at McKeesport. Greg Botta, 24th year at Franklin Regional. Last meeting: McKeesport won, 14-7, in last season’s opener. History: After conference realignment, McKeesport and Franklin Regional, former Quad East rivals, both found themselves in the Class 5A Big East. Quick […]

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Pasadena resident Zach Abey takes reins of Navy’s triple-option offense

Jasper can’t really describe “the look” in words, but Navy’s veteran offensive coordinator knows it when he sees it. Jasper saw it in the eyes of former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds when he took the field for his first career start at Central Michigan. Jasper saw it on the face of New England Patriots great […]

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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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Against Georgia Tech, Vols’ defense has one option: ‘Owning your own responsibilities

Tennessee players will need to be on the same page defensively Labor Day night against the Georgia Tech triple-option offense. Second-year defensive coordinator Bob Shoop has been stressing communication for some time in defending the unique attack that’s had success against other SEC teams. Tech went 3-0 against the SEC in 2016. “One of the […]

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