The Washington Times - August 14, 2011, 08:46AM

None of the Navy football team’s units entered camp with quite the same level of uncertainty as inside linebacker.

The Midshipmen departed camp with co-starters at both inside linebacker positions. Three of the four co-starters had starting experience, but none owned more than five career starts.


Caleb King started four times a year ago, but the senior didn’t record a tackle in Navy’s final four games (one of which he did not appear in). After dropping about 15 pounds in the offseason, King continued his push to reclaim a significant role with a solid scrimmage Saturday.

“Looks like Caleb King had a really good day,” defensive coordinator Buddy Green said. “He had a pick, he had a sack, he had a caused fumble. You saw him show up.”

Other defensive tidbits from Saturday …

* Green said the Mids are still sorting out their depth at outside linebacker and have yet to finalize their starting secondary.

* The defensive backfield was again susceptible to long passes on Saturday, as was the case the first week and a half of camp.

Still, Green saw some reason for optimism —- especially from converted wide receiver Shawn Lynch.

“Believe it or not, we’re working on it every day,” Green said wryly. “I know that’s hard to believe, but we do. … Shawn Lynch did a good job. He went up high and got it. At other times, some other guys had an opportunity to go get it and the offensive guy did a better job.”

—- Patrick Stevens