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Mids Insider: November 8, 2009 - November 14, 2009

Post-game Notes: Navy 35, Delaware 18

--After playing 11 straight games, the Midshipmen finally get their first bye next week. Practices will resume on Thursday. "Words can't explain what it feels like," senior guard Osei Asante said of finally getting some time off. "My body is...

By Camille Powell  |  November 14, 2009; 8:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Previewing Navy-Delaware

When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Where: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis. Records: Midshipmen 7-3; Blue Hens 6-3. Last week: Navy 23, No. 19 Notre Dame 21; Delaware 28, Hofstra 21. Coaches: Ken Niumatalolo (15-9, second year); K.C. Keeler (62-37, eighth year)....

By Camille Powell  |  November 13, 2009; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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More on Ram Vela

I wrote about senior outside linebacker Ram Vela in today's paper; you can find the story here. There were a couple of things that I couldn't work into the story but wanted to share here: --He says that "The Fugitive"...

By Camille Powell  |  November 13, 2009; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Friday Morning Links (11.13.09)

The Birddog blog has its usual thorough post-game write-up, along with some thoughts on Notre Dame assistant Corwin Brown's rant. ESPN.com's Graham Watson weighs in on the controversy. SI.com's Andy Staples writes that while Brown's complaint about the cut blocking...

By Camille Powell  |  November 13, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Navy's seniors will be honored on Saturday

Coach Ken Niumatalolo is pretty sure he'll get a little choked up at some point on Saturday, when Navy's 32 seniors take the field for their final game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. "I'm a crybaby," Niumatalolo said. "I cry...

By Camille Powell  |  November 12, 2009; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Schaefer's big day against the Fighting Irish

When Navy beat Notre Dame in 2007, Craig Schaefer was just a sophomore and was only playing on special teams. He was credited with one tackle on kickoff coverage in the Midshipmen's historic 46-44 triple-overtime victory. In the return trip...

By Camille Powell  |  November 12, 2009; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Thursday Morning Links (11.12.09)

The cornerback tandem of Blake Carter and Kevin Edwards had a huge game against Notre Dame. Coach Ken Niumatalolo's salary is higher than what was reported in USA Today's study earlier this week, according to the Annapolis Capital. Here are...

By Camille Powell  |  November 12, 2009; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Niumatalolo, Gladchuk on TV and radio today

Navy Coach Ken Niumatalolo has been making the rounds of various media outlets since the victory over Notre Dame; he appeared on the John Thompson Show on Monday, and on ESPN's Mike and Mike on Tuesday morning. Wednesday, he will...

By Camille Powell  |  November 11, 2009; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Wednesday Morning Links (11.11.09)

My story on how Navy is trying to avoid a letdown following the big win over Notre Dame; an alert reader has already pointed out that I used the wrong date for the 2007 loss to Delaware -- it was...

By Camille Powell  |  November 11, 2009; 8:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dobbs feeling good after win over Notre Dame

Junior quarterback Ricky Dobbs felt pretty good, physically and mentally, after Navy's 23-21 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday. His injured right knee didn't bother him, and the most pain he had was because of a contusion on his quadriceps....

By Camille Powell  |  November 10, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Personnel updates

--Coach Ken Niumatalolo is hopeful that sophomore slot back Marcus Curry will be able to play this Saturday against Delaware. Curry has not played since pulling his quadriceps at practice on Oct. 20, though he was in uniform and participated...

By Camille Powell  |  November 10, 2009; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Game MVPs: Notre Dame

Offense: QB Ricky Dobbs (rushed for 102 yards and one TD, passed for 56 yards and one TD); FB Vince Murray (158 yards rushing and one TD, became first Navy RB to rush for 100+ yards in four straight games...

By Camille Powell  |  November 10, 2009; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tuesday Morning Links (11.10.09)

A win over Navy could ensure a division I-AA playoff berth for Delaware. The Navy-Marine Corps Memorial All-Stadium specialists and coaches will be honored at halftime of Saturday's game against Delaware. Linebacker Ross Pospisil's "heart is made of gold and...

By Camille Powell  |  November 10, 2009; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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More notes from Navy-Notre Dame

Some more notes from Navy's 23-21 victory over then-No. 21 Notre Dame on Saturday: --Coach Ken Niumatalolo became the first coach to lead an unranked Navy team over a ranked Notre Dame team since 1936 (the first year of the...

By Camille Powell  |  November 9, 2009; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Monday Morning Links (11.9.09)

Two videos: Coach Ken Niumatalolo's "Wired" segment on ESPN College GameDay, and the highlight video that the team watched on Friday night before the Notre Dame game. The New York Times takes a look at Ricky Dobbs. Offensive coordinator Ivin...

By Camille Powell  |  November 9, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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