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“Since he got the starting role, absolutely nothing has changed about him,” Bush said. “He’s still the same person. He still carries himself the same, he still jokes around the same way, he’s still the same competitor, and he continues to work to get better.”

That remains the priority. Errors, however unwelcome, will happen. Miller just wants to avoid repeated miscues.

It’s vital not just for him but Navy as well. No other quarterback on the roster has played in a college game. Freshman Keenan Reynolds and sophomore John Hendrick competed for the spot behind Miller, who takes over a job where the last wire-to-wire starter was Lamar Owens in 2005.

“He’s asserted himself more,” Niumatalolo said of Miller. “Our team and our offensive guys see him walk with his shoulders up a little more, and he looks you in the eye and he’s more confident in his answers. That, I’ve been excited about.”

But for the most part, it’s been the same old Trey.

If he can help the Mids reach a bowl, continue their decade-long run against Army and perhaps even wrest the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy from Air Force, that will suit Navy just fine.

Trey’s still Trey,” Jasper said. “He talks some out there. I hear him out there in the huddle saying ‘Guys, let’s go.’ I don’t think he’s ever going to be a rah-rah guy, although I’m trying to get him to be more vocal. It is what it is, but if he goes out there and plays well, it really doesn’t matter.”