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Navy, reliant on the triple option and ball control as it is, frequently attempts to convert fourth downs.
Previewing Week 1 in D.C. area college football
It's not a mirage. Navy's fullbacks really are getting smaller.
Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo knew he needed to make changes after the Midshipmen endured their first losing season in nine years last fall. One of the most immediate will be seen Monday when Navy begins spring practice: Full contact.
Navy didn't produce a flawless season.
Navy couldn't win back the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. It couldn't reach a ninth straight bowl game.
Not a week passed in the middle of Navy's season when kicker Jon Teague found himself in front of reporters, never for good reasons.
Alexander Teich received one of the greatest honors of his life one day in early October. The Navy offensive captain's hopes of receiving a special warfare service assignment — more commonly known as a Navy SEAL — were fulfilled.
To be completely honest, I never really understood the big deal about Army-Navy. I got the fact that it's an incredibly intense rivalry. I saw that they've knocked heads since 1890. And the sight of stadium sections packed with soldiers and sailors in dress grays and blues has impressed me as much as anyone. But it's not big-time college football. The teams aren't as good as the ones on TV every week. And virtually none of the players is well known or headed to the NFL.
The end of Navy's six-game losing streak last week against Troy meant the Midshipmen's aspiration of playing after Christmas remains alive.
Kriss Proctor ran for two touchdowns and passes for another in his return from injury, leading Navy to a 42-14 rout of Troy on Saturday.
If it's 6 a.m., it means Kriss Proctor is visiting the training room for treatment.
It wasn't a pleasant memory, but Navy fullback Alexander Teich discussed it anyway Monday. After all, Teich won't soon forget when coach Ken Niumatalolo informed him he would be suspended for a game.
Ken Niumatalolo was seething Tuesday, an uncommon state for the typically laid-back Navy football coach.
Senior fullback Alexander Teich is unlikely to play in Saturday's game against Southern Mississippi as part of a team disciplinary matter, coach Ken Niumatalolo said Wednesday.
"With everything we've been through this season, this was the absolute biggest game of the year for us," fullback Alexander Teich said. "[Losing] wasn't going to happen. Not today."
"We weren't going to lose," said fullback Alexander Teich, who moved into ninth place on Navy's career rushing yardage list after 93 on the ground against Navy. "That was kind of the mindset coming in there. You could feel the confidence in everybody. We've been here before. We felt like they would make a mistake at the end to give us the ball back or give us an opportunity to win the game. We were not going to stop fighting."