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Topic - Kwesi Mitchell
The end of Navy's six-game losing streak last week against Troy meant the Midshipmen's aspiration of playing after Christmas remains alive.
Navy safety Kwesi Mitchell knew defensive coordinator Buddy Green was coaching from the press box Saturday. It didn't mean he wasn't a little startled every time he looked to the sideline and didn't see the veteran coach there.
Shawn Lynch's first game action at free safety will come Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
In the penultimate period of Navy's Thursday morning practice, the Midshipmen's defense was tasked with denying a first down over a series.
The practice field isn't the best place to determine Navy has limited experience returning in the secondary. Instead, position meetings provide the best glimpse of how raw the Midshipmen really are in the defensive backfield. That's when all eyes turn to cornerback Kwesi Mitchell.
"It definitely doesn't get easier," safety Kwesi Mitchell said.
"It was really different," Mitchell said. "I see myself looking for him on the sideline still. I know he's not there, and I'm still searching up and down the sideline for the call. It's just basically getting the calls, but our assistant coaches did great and they bring just as much energy as him."