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Mids Insider: October 11, 2009 - October 17, 2009

Previewing Navy-SMU

When: Saturday, 8 p.m. Where: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, Texas. Records: Midshipmen 4-2; Mustangs 3-2. Last week: Navy 63, Rice 14; SMU 28, East Carolina 21. Coaches: Ken Niumatalolo (12-8, second year); June Jones (4-13, second year). TV: MASN....

By Camille Powell  |  October 16, 2009; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Poll: Who Wins the Navy-SMU Game?

Who Will Win Saturday's Game? Navy in a blowout Navy in a close game SMU in a close game SMU in a blowout Created on Oct 16, 2009 View Results poll by twiigs.com...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  October 16, 2009; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Friday Morning Links (10.16.09)

Here's my story on Ricky Dobbs and his physical running style. Navy's offensive line deserves credit for the win over Rice. Navy Coach Ken Niumatalolo received one vote in a Sporting News survey in which 43 NFL players were asked...

By Camille Powell  |  October 16, 2009; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Secondary Ready for Some Big Tests

Navy's secondary will be tested several times during the final seven games of the season. Five of the Midshipmen's remaining opponents have passing offenses that rank among the top 20 nationally: Hawaii (372.2 yards, third), Notre Dame (322 yards, eighth),...

By Camille Powell  |  October 15, 2009; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Thursday Morning Links (10.15.09)

Please join the college football staff for our online chat at 1:30 p.m.; ask questions here. Navy's secondary relishes the opportunity to go against SMU's high-powered passing offense. SMU officials won't confirm if former president George W. Bush has accepted...

By Camille Powell  |  October 15, 2009; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Walsh Provides Depth at Nose Guard

Senior defensive end Mike Walsh ably filled in at nose guard during Saturday's win over Rice, and that gives Navy another option at that position. Walsh is not the biggest lineman — he's 6 feet 2 and 251 pounds —...

By Camille Powell  |  October 14, 2009; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Wednesday Morning Links (10.14.09)

Here's my story on Texas being a key stop in Navy's travels. Post colleague Mark Viera writes about Paul Johnson and his option offense; Georgia Tech hosts No. 4 Virginia Tech this weekend. SMU will use a four-man front this...

By Camille Powell  |  October 14, 2009; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Navy's Win vs. Rice: By the Numbers

A few numbers from Navy's win 63-14 over Rice: 9 - Rushing touchdowns by Navy, the most since Nov. 22, 1997, when the Midshipmen also ran for nine touchdowns against Kent State in a 62-29 victory. 49 - Margin of...

By Camille Powell  |  October 13, 2009; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Kriss Proctor's Impressive Debut

Sophomore Kriss Proctor showed some flashes of promise during the spring game and in preseason practices as Ricky Dobbs's primary backup at quarterback. But Coach Ken Niumatalolo was curious to see if Proctor's solid performances would carry over into a...

By Camille Powell  |  October 13, 2009; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Injury Updates

Sophomore fullback Alexander Teich (left ankle) and senior right guard Andy Lark (right ankle) gingerly took part in the post-practice running session on Monday. Teich is questionable for this week's game against Southern Methodist and Lark is doubtful, according to...

By Camille Powell  |  October 13, 2009; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tuesday Morning Links (10.13.09)

Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News voted Navy 25th in this week's AP poll. Former President George W. Bush could be on hand to present the Gansz Trophy to the winner of the Navy-SMU game on Saturday, according...

By Camille Powell  |  October 13, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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LB Ram Vela Happy to Finally Get an Interception

When senior linebacker Ram Vela intercepted a pass by Nick Fanuzzi in the third quarter of Navy's 63-14 win at Rice on Saturday, Vela had nothing but open field ahead of him. But after running 44 yards, he was caught...

By Camille Powell  |  October 12, 2009; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Monday Morning Links (10.12.09)

Happy Columbus Day.... Navy received one vote in the AP poll. According to ESPN, Navy's nine touchdown runs in its 63-14 win over Rice were as many or more than 83 teams had for the season entering this weekend. Defensive...

By Camille Powell  |  October 12, 2009; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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