Navy Midshipmen Football Season Preview History
2014 Navy Midshipmen Football Preview:
Ken Niumatalolo and the Navy Midshipmen had another banner year in 2013. Navy won 9 games, including beating Air Force and arch-rival Army to claim the Commander in Chief’s Trophy for the 9th time since 2003. The Midshipmen’s renowned triple-option offense looks to continue to roll in 2014 with star quarterback Keenan Reynolds returning for his junior season. He will have plenty of help orchestrating the rushing attack from senior running back Noah Copeland who has been one of the Midshipmen’s top players over the last 2 seasons. Niumatolo’s defense will be anchored by senior linebackers Chris Johnson, Jordan Drake, and James Britton. Navy travels to Colorado to take on Air Force, and will play Army in Baltimore for the final game of the season. Other interesting games for Navy will be week 1 against Ohio State, and November 1st against Notre Dame.
2013 Navy Midshipmen Football Preview:
The Navy Midshipmen have been the model of consistency in college football over the last decade as they have played in a bowl game in 9 of the last 10 years. Ken Niumatalolo enters his sixth season as the head coach of the Midshipmen and already ranks 4th on the all-time wins list. Navy also currently owns an 11-game win streak over their biggest rival Army. In 2013, the Midshipmen will use their patent triple-option offense led by quarterback Keenan Reynolds. Taking over as the play-caller six games into the season last year, the sophomore immediately stabilized the position and finished third on the team in rushing yards. However, Navy will need to replace leading rusher Gee Gee Greene, but fullback Noah Copeland returns after finishing second on the team. Navy will travel to Notre Dame, but will host Air Force and Pittsburgh before finishing the season against Army.
2011 Navy Midshipmen Football Preview:
If there's one service academy that has dominated the college football scene as of late it's Navy. Not only have the midshipmen been the best of the military schools, they have also been among the most consistent teams across the board, even earning three wins in the last four years against archrival Notre Dame and a run of eight straight bowl games.
Much of Navy's success over the several years has been due to their impressive running game. That will be the case this year, as the offense will be led by first-year starter Kriss Proctor. However, he won't be the only weapons as fullback Alex Teich is one of the hardest runners in the NCAA, and Gee Gee Greene is a reliable tailback.
The defense may be one of the few holes on this talented Navy team, as it was some of the time last season. Only three starters are back from last year's squad and it may be difficult to make up for the losses. Still, they have a strong defensive end in senior Jabaree Tuani, who will be the leader of a squad that will hope to balance out a team that looks to continue its ride into post-season play.
2009 Navy Football Preview:
Head Coach: Ken Niumatalolo
The Navy Midshipmen will be looking for another successful season in 2009. Navy Head Coach Ken Niumatalolo enters his second full season and hopes to take his squad to their 3rd straight bowl game. For Navy to succeed Coach Ken will need to once again crank up their running game. Their high powered triple option running attack should once again be one of the best offenses in all of college football, so watch out for Navy in 2009.
2008 Navy Football Preview:
Head Coach: Ken Niumatalolo
After finishing the 2007 season with a respectable record of 8-4 and, perhaps more importantly, with wins over archrivals Army, Notre Dame, and the Air Force Academy; the Navy Midshipmen football team will be an exciting program to watch this coming year. The Midshipmen have gone to 5 bowl games in the last 5 years. Under New Coach Ken Niumatalolo, Navy will vie for another Commander in Chief's Trophy and a BCS bowl bid next season. The Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will be an amazing place to be this season as Navy tries to once again become a national power.