Kwesi Mitchell anchored Navy’s secondary when seas were turbulent

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There was a third-and-15 pass he wishes he’d broken on at South Carolina. Instead, the Gamecocks completed it for 39 yards to set up a touchdown in what became a 24-21 loss. There was a third-and-6 when Rutgers’ Mohamed Sanu eluded him to extend a drive that later led to a score in Navy’s 21-20 loss.

The miscues still bother Mitchell, even a month later. On the field, though, those thoughts fade.

After all, there are still games to win, a season to extend and a lot of young guys to guide - things that provide far more lasting memories and a greater legacy than a few miscues ever could have.

“Kwesi’s Kwesi,” defensive coordinator Buddy Green said. “He’s going to fight and compete and try to get better and he’s in control of our guys back there. He gets us lined up. He’s worked hard and he’s been a leader for us in some tough times.”

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