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Mids Insider: September 27, 2009 - October 3, 2009

Post-game Notes: Navy 16, Air Force 13 (OT)

-- Navy sophomore fullback Alexander Teich left the game late in the second quarter and did not return after re-aggravating a left ankle injury on a one-yard run. He also tweaked his left knee on the play. Junior Vince Murray...

By Camille Powell  |  October 3, 2009; 9:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Pre-game Notes: Air Force at Navy

Greetings from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. It's 30 minutes until kickoff, and the hill behind one of the end zones is already filled -- I'm not sure I've ever seen it that crowded before. I saw a handful of Air...

By Camille Powell  |  October 3, 2009; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Previewing Navy-Air Force

When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Where: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis (34,000). Records: Midshipmen 2-2; Falcons 3-1. Last week: Navy 38, Western Kentucky 22; Air Force 26, San Diego State 14. Coaches: Ken Niumatalolo (10-8, second year); Troy Calhoun (20-10, third...

By Camille Powell  |  October 2, 2009; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Poll: Who Wins the Navy-Air Force Game?

Who Will Win Saturday's Game Navy in a blowout Navy in a close game Air Force in a close game Air Force in a blowout Created on Oct 2, 2009 View Results poll by twiigs.com...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  October 2, 2009; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Friday Morning Links (10.2.09)

Here's a link to yesterday's college football chat, in case you missed it. Linebacker Ross Pospisil, the defensive team captain, is one of 54 semifinalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which goes to the nation's top football student-athlete. Pospisil...

By Camille Powell  |  October 2, 2009; 8:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dobbs, Jefferson Will Renew Their High School Rivalry

Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs made a prediction to Tim Jefferson, his Air Force counterpart, last year. At the time, both Dobbs and Jefferson were reserves, but Dobbs was already looking ahead to this season's Navy-Air Force game. "I told him,...

By Camille Powell  |  October 1, 2009; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Thursday Morning Links (10.1.09)

My story on "Big Play Bobby" Doyle. Don't forget the Post's college football chat at 1:30 p.m. One of the key match-ups on Saturday will be Navy center Curtis Bass against Air Force nose guard Ben Garland. More on Garland,...

By Camille Powell  |  October 1, 2009; 9:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Joe Buckley to Kick Against Air Force

Navy is switching its place kicker once again. Junior Joe Buckley will handle field goals and extra-point attempts against Air Force after winning this week's kicking competition. Buckley made all three of his attempts from 39 yards on Tuesday, and...

By Camille Powell  |  September 30, 2009; 8:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Gee Gee Greene Will Continue to Return Kickoffs

Freshman Gee Gee Greene has returned kickoffs throughout the season for the Midshipmen, but toward the end of the second quarter against Western Kentucky last Saturday, he was benched in favor of junior John Angelo. Coach Ken Niumatalolo wasn't happy...

By Camille Powell  |  September 30, 2009; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Blake Carter's Big Games Against Air Force

Playing Air Force seems to bring out the best in senior cornerback Blake Carter. His first collegiate start came against the Falcons in 2007, and he responded with seven tackles (six solo) and recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter...

By Camille Powell  |  September 30, 2009; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Air Force Game Is Sold Out

Tickets for Saturday's game against Air Force are already sold out, and the prospect of playing in front of a crowd that numbers close to 38,000 has Coach Ken Niumatalolo excited. "It's going to be huge for us," Niumatalolo said....

By Camille Powell  |  September 30, 2009; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Wednesday Morning Links (9.30.09)

Navy's offense got back on track last week, just in time for the Air Force game. Don't expect any trash-talking from Navy coaches or players prior to the game on Saturday. Ricky Dobbs gives Navy a new wrinkle on offense...

By Camille Powell  |  September 30, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Highlights From the Navy Football Luncheon

Coach Ken Niumatalolo hosts a luncheon that's open to fans of the program on the Tuesday before big games (season opener, Air Force, Notre Dame, Army). Here are some highlights from today's edition: Niumatalolo praised offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper for...

By Camille Powell  |  September 29, 2009; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Game MVPs: WKU

After watching the game film following victories, Navy's coaches name MVPs. This week's honorees were: Offense: QB Ricky Dobbs (rushed for 143 yards and four touchdowns, passed for 100 yards and one touchdown). Special mention: SB Bobby Doyle (three carries...

By Camille Powell  |  September 29, 2009; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Navy Preparing to Face Tim Jefferson at Quarterback

Air Force Coach Troy Calhoun has yet to name a starting quarterback for Saturday's game, but sophomore Tim Jefferson, who started the first three games before being sidelined with a sprained ankle, practiced on Monday. If Jefferson can't go, then...

By Camille Powell  |  September 29, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tuesday Morning Links (9.29.09)

The Birddog blog breaks down the win over Western Kentucky. The Denver Post has an interesting read on Jeffrey Sapp, an all-American defensive lineman for Navy in the 1970s who went on to become the commanding officer of the warship...

By Camille Powell  |  September 29, 2009; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Close Calls Against Air Force

Navy has won six straight games over Air Force, but it hasn't been easy. The six victories have come by a total of 33 points, and two of them came on last-second field goals. In four of the games, including...

By Camille Powell  |  September 28, 2009; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Monday Morning Links (9.28.09)

Navy is auctioning off the cool throwback jerseys that the team against WKU. The minimum bid is $150. The athletic department has also announced the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial All-Stadium quarterbacks and wide receivers, which includes Roger Staubach, Chris McCoy, Kaipo-Noa...

By Camille Powell  |  September 28, 2009; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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