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Friday, April 11, 2014
03:54 PM - April 11, 2014. Written by TTU38Alum
ANNAPOLIS - After suffering its first loss of the season in a 65-13 blowout at Iowa, Navy is on the road for the fourth consecutive week, this time at No. 19 Washington.

"We knew coming into this season that it wasn't going to be easy," Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "Of course a win here would be huge but the important thing is that either way, we use this next game as an opportunity to improve."

Defensive tackle Danny Shleton leads the Huskies with 13 tackles,
seven tackles for losses and three sacks in two games.

On paper, the Huskies (2-0) have the edge in every single category. In its two games this season, Washington has a 19-point average margin of victory, with a 31-21 opening-week win over a ranked Boise State team keeping it close.

"Last week's loss, man it hurt," quarterback Keenan Reynolds said. "We've been fired up this week and really had a great week in practice and I think we can bounce back."

The Midshipmen (2-1) will be without starting cornerback Myer Krah, who is expected to miss two to three games with a broken finger. Krah is typically always around the football and averages four to five tackles a game.

Washington fields one of the best run defenses in the nation and held Boise State to less than two yards per carry in Week 1. Offensively, the Huskies are pretty well-balanced with both the passing game and running game producing more than 245 yards per game.

"I've added a few new wrinkles and some new looks, some new packages," Navy offensive coordinator Seth Ryan said. "Our guys are pretty fired up for this one and all we can do is play our best."

Running backs Bishop Sankey (5.7 ypc) and Dwayne Washington (8.4 ypc) are both averaging more than 100 yards per game on the ground for Washington. Kasen Williams has been the go-to guy in the passing game with 14 catches for 289 yards and three scores.

Defensively, tackle Danny Shleton leads the Huskies with 13 tackles, seven tackles for losses and three sacks, but defensive end Andrew Hudson is practically neck-and-neck statistically with 12 tackles, seven tackles for losses and 2 1/2 sacks.

Matchup Preview *|* September 21, 2013
Navy Midshipmen
(2-1, 2-1 Away)
#19 Washington Huskies
(2-0, 2-0 Home)
Offensive Stats Comparison
27.3Points Per Game38.0
420.7Total Offensive Yards524.0
192.0Rushing Yards278.5
228.7Passing Yards245.5
Defensive Stats Comparison
431.3Total Yards Allowed269.5
118.3Rushing Yards Allowed87.5
313.0Passing Yards Allowed182.0
Injury Report
CB - M. Krah
2 Weeks

Dynasty: TTU38Alum
Washington Capitals (Shot=Overall)
47Boris Glebov (SNP)356'2"205 lbs85Belarus
84Vladimir Datsyuk (SNP)216'1"194 lbs82Russia
94Toby Gelech (SNP)276'4"212 lbs81Canada
95Ruslan Kapitanov (TWF)356'4"225 lbs81Russia
96Jason Langenbrunner (TWF)216'3"214 lbs79Canada
80Emmanuel Verot (SNP)226'3"212 lbs76Canada
12Markku Heino286'1"223 lbs87Finland
18Bradley Boulerice326'2"203 lbs85Canada
23Edward Benson (PWF)276'7"251 lbs81Canada
63Billy Harper (TWF)276'1"203 lbs79USA
35Will Manlow (PLY)286'2"194 lbs79Canada
83Bryant Gudbranson (TWF)326'0"188 lbs87Canada
45Shawn Forney (PLY)286'3"203 lbs86Canada
57Maxim Khabibulin (SNP)286'1"194 lbs84Russia
65Byron Climie (SNP)266'2"205 lbs80Denmark
56Tiny Gore (SNP)276'4"214 lbs76USA
10Jacob Hamilton (OFD)336'2"197 lbs90Canada
4Oleg Khomutov (TWD)346'4"212 lbs86Estonia
40Blake Roach (DFD)276'6"221 lbs81Canada
67Kim Sundstrom (OFD)266'4"219 lbs81Sweden
36Anthony Alos (DFD)266'0"191 lbs79Canada
60Rory McNeill (TWD)226'2"207 lbs78Hungary
37Kim Johansson (TWD)336'3"210 lbs77Sweden
26Eddie James (OFD)326'2"196 lbs78Canada
78Georges Rheaume (DFD)216'2"200 lbs75Canada
92Marshall Griffith (OFD)276'1"195 lbs73Canada
34Kelly Schaeffer (BUT)306'4"206 lbs89USA
32Pavel Idirshev (BUT)286'4"214 lbs82Russia
1Clint Holtby (HYB)276'6"220 lbs78Canada

Capitals Midseason Stats Stats - 2030-31
Shawn Forney486434925130
Maxim Khabibulin4722264817318
Vladimir Datsyuk4725214625718
Boris Glebov4817234015212
Markku Heino4815254015460
Bradley Boulerice4815233822222
Jacob Hamilton467263336118
Oleg Khomutov463212427038
Bryant Gudbranson48914238316
Toby Gelech4810112111533
Ruslan Kapitanov48881610123
Edward Benson4851015919
Byron Climie485914302
Billy Harper3539127116
Kim Sundstrom48471118012
Rory Mcneill3726813237
Anthony Alos4813413017
Kim Johansson191235015
Jason Langenbrunner10112-204
Blake Roach451124071
Kelly Schaeffer2918651.82.9337
Pavel Idirshev2015221.96.9354

Dynasty: Bloop33
09:46 AM - April 11, 2014. Written by Roscosuper

UNIONDALE – The New York Islanders continued the preseason with a 4-2 loss to their Rival New York Rangers Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum.

Forward Rick Nash scored twice in the final two minutes of regulation for his second and third of the game and sixth of the preseason to give the Rangers a two goal lead and a victory in their only preseason matchup against the Islanders.

The Islanders will stay home to host the Washington Capitals in their next preseason game Monday night. Puck will drop at 7 p.m.

NOTES: Forward Anders Lee continues to impress the Islanders coaching getting over twenty minutes of playing time… Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson will remain with the big club.

Dynasty: Roscosuper
03:05 AM - April 11, 2014. Written by TTU38Alum
IOWA CITY – Previously unbeaten Navy wasn’t just humbled, but the Midshipmen were slammed down to earth 65-13 by the Iowa Hawkeyes in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday.

Lowery returns a fumble for another Iowa touchdown.

“I’m proud of our guys, we played a complete game on all three sides of the ball,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. “We knew Navy had upset in mind again and I told our guys that it better not be us.”

Practically everything Iowa tried on offense worked. Jake Rudock completed 23 of 33 passes for 400 yards and three touchdowns, Mark Weisman rushed for 101 yards and two scores on 23 carries, Kevonte Martin Manley caught nine passes for 139 yards and a touchdown and Tevaun Smith added 122 yards and a score on five catches.

“Our receivers just did a great job of getting open today and there wasn’t but one drop that I remember,” Rudock said.

Martin Manley also returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown.

“That one felt good, that felt real good,” Martin Manley said. “I had a few good ones last week so I thought if I just worked hard and if the play opened up right, I could break one. That’s what happened.”

After a narrow upset against Oklahoma State one week ago, Navy began to dream of a perfect season, but those dreams didn’t last long. It got ugly quick in Iowa City as the Midshipmen had just four first downs in the entire first half, gave up 256 yards through the air and went into the locker room trailing the Hawkeyes 24-7.

“Most coaches won’t say this, but I was kind of afraid of this,” Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. “After last week’s win, you would have thought we won the Sugar Bowl or something. It was a great win, yes, but our guys simply weren’t very focused today and it showed.

“Credit to Iowa and coach Ferentz, that defense is probably the best we’ll see the rest of this season and we just found ourselves coming up short on third and fourth down all game long. Defensively, we couldn’t get a stop to save our lives and the big plays killed us.”

Law intercepts Hendrick and takes it the distance.

Navy star quarterback Keenan Reynolds was held to just 258 total yards and put the ball on the turf and lost it once.

“There’s not much to say about that one,” Reynolds said. “We have to pick ourselves up and go get the next one. We’re on the road one more time before we finally get to play in front of our fans.”

Iowa outgained Navy 693 total yards to 469, including 332 in the first half. In the fourth quarter, with the game out of reach, Iowa also returned a fumble and an interception both for touchdowns.

It doesn’t get any easier for the Midshipmen (2-1) as they travel to take on No. 19 Washington (2-0) on Saturday, while Iowa hosts Western Michigan (0-2).

Navy Midshipmen at Iowa Hawkeyes
Sep 14, 20131ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Navy Midshipmen (2-1)076013
Iowa Hawkeyes (2-0)717212065
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense1365
Rushing Yards17-96-037-147-2
Passing Yards16-41-212-1-125-37-3-0
First Downs1223
Punt Return Yards010
Kick Return Yards161116
Total Yards469693
3rd Down Converstion4-138-14
4th Down Conversion1-32-2
2-Point Conversion0-00-0
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals1-0-07-4-2
Posession Time13:0514:55
Scoring Summary
0:00(IOWA) TD - K. Martin Manley, 7-yard pass from J. Rudock (M. Meyer kick)07
2:49(IOWA) TD - M. Weisman, 7-yard run (M. Meyer kick)014
1:30(IOWA) TD - T. Smith, 23-yard pass from J. Rudock (M. Meyer kick)021
1:04(NAVY) TD - L. Richardson, returned kickoff 94 yards (N. Sloan kick)721
0:14(IOWA) FG - M. Meyer, 46-yard field goal724
2:18(IOWA) TD - K. Martin Manley, returned kickoff 97 yards (M. Meyer kick)731
3:05(IOWA) TD - M. Weisman, 7-yard run (M. Meyer kick)738
2:47(NAVY) TD - D. Crayton, 75-yard pass from K. Reynolds (missed kick)1338
0:04(IOWA) TD - J. Cotton, 8-yard pass from J. Rudock (M. Meyer kick)1345
0:14(IOWA) FG - M. Meyer, 33-yard field goal1348
3:21(IOWA) TD - B. Lowrey, returned fumble 64 yards (M. Meyer kick)1355
2:50(IOWA) TD - N. Law, returned interception 31 yards (M. Meyer kick)1362
0:51(IOWA) FG - M. Meyer, 35-yard field goal1365
Navy Midshipmen
K. Reynolds14/3019010
J. Hendrick2/112201
D. Staten9384.20
K. Reynolds7689.70
J. Hendrick1-10-10.00
D. Staten4225.50
B. Dudeck44010.00
S. Lynch33311.00
G. Whiteside22211.00
D. Crayton28341.51
C. Bolena11212.00
C. Peterson9000
S. Spencer6000
V. Mauro6000
K. Bertrand5000
J. Tate5100
N. Sloan0/21/210
O. Beltran313143.6
L. Richardson210954.51
Iowa Hawkeyes
J. Rudock23/3340030
M. Weisman231014.32
K. Martin Manley913915.41
T. Smith511222.41
M. Weisman35418.00
J. Cotton34615.31
R. Hamilton23417.00
C. Fiedrowicz22311.50
C. Fiederowicz60
A. Hitchens5000
N. Law3011
R. McMinn1100
M. Meyer3/48/81747
K. Martin Manley19797.01
Dynasty: TTU38Alum
I lost in round 1 of the playoffs. Khomutov, Boulerice and Khabibulin were all injured and I just couldn't get going. Got some good young prospects in the system coming though.

Capitals Stats Stats - 2029-30
Maxim Khabibulin7436417726636
Markku Heino7526487416537
Boris Glebov75353671201126
Bryant Gudbranson8217526930049
Shawn Forney7917496614137
Toby Gelech82282250141055
Oleg Khomutov7915294425373
Jacob Hamilton789273634130
Yury Kolesnik77287359518
Bradley Boulerice57112233-3034
Byron Climie829202914150
Darcy Canzanello656232923030
Ulf Jorgenson7311172818118
Geoffrey Yashin804242810035
Edward Benson8213132619230
Billy Harper7271219-9122
Kim Sundstrom5971017-234
Ruslan Kapitanov756101614352
Maxim Galiev6074112310
Blake Roach82145100114
Kelly Schaeffer61371572.11.9307
Pavel Irishdev2516441.91.9274

Dynasty: Bloop33
01:32 AM - April 11, 2014. Written by TTU38Alum
ANNAPOLIS - With two quality road wins under its belt, Navy is confident it can get another. Saturday in Iowa, quarterback Keenan Reynolds and the Midshipmen will have the chance to make it three in a row.

Reynolds had 327 total yards against Oklahoma State.

Reynolds has racked up 720 total yards and five touchdowns in just two games this season in Navy's new spread offense, masterminded by offensive coordinator Seth Ryan.

"Truthfully, when I accepted this job, I didn't know a whole lot about what I had to work with," Ryan said. "There was no way I could pass up the opportunity and well, I'm just happy that Keenan wears Navy and Gold because he's an athlete. An athlete like that really makes my job easier."

On Saturday, the 5-foot-11, 185-pound sophomore took the team on his shoulders and handed Oklahoma State its second straight loss. Now he's really beginning to step into his own in Ryan's spread offense.

"I feel like, I feel like it gives me a lot of open space," Reynolds said. "That's where I'm best, coach likes that I can make plays with my feet."

Don't expect the Hawkeyes (1-0) to just roll over though. Iowa handily took care of then-No. 24 Northern Illinois at home last weekend, 41-21, and is eager to put an end to the Midshipmen's building run.

It took a well-rounded effort to boost the Hawkeyes over the Huskies. Quarterback Jake Rudock led the charge, completing 18 of 39 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns to just one interception.

"I saw that they upset Oklahoma State last week," Rudock said. "They have some athletes out there and they're a scrappy team, plus those military guys are never lacking in toughness."

Mark Weisman led the ground game for Iowa last week with 111 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries and Kevonte Martin Manley hauled in seven catches for 94 yards and a score.

"They definitely have some weapons," Navy defensive coordinator Buddy Green said. "We've been breaking down what they do and I'm expecting our seniors to have a big week."

Matchup Preview *|* September 14, 2012
Navy Midshipmen
(2-0, 2-0 Away)
Iowa Hawkeyes
(1-0, 1-0 Home)
Offensive Stats Comparison
34.5Points Per Game41.0
477.0Total Offensive Yards452.0
240.0Rushing Yards152.0
237.0Passing Yards300.0
Defensive Stats Comparison
363.5Total Yards Allowed279.0
104.0Rushing Yards Allowed167.0
259.5Passing Yards Allowed112.0
Injury Report
Game Notes
Dynasty: TTU38Alum
12:44 AM - April 11, 2014. Written by TTU38Alum
STILLWATER - Oklahoma State couldn't find an answer for Keenan Reynolds, who racked up 327 total yards and two touchdowns to help Navy stun the Cowboys in Stillwater.

"Keenan was just electric today," Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "If he plays like that every week, we're going to be a very, very good football team."

Reynolds slashes the Oklahoma State defense.

Darius Staten added 15 carries for 84 yards and another score and Brendan Dudeck caught two passes for 65 yards. Reynolds was 13 of 23 passing for 149 yards and one score and racked up another touchdown on his way to 178 yards on the ground on 19 carries.

"I was just in my zone," Reynolds said. "I told D-State before the game I was feeling good. I guess I've just gotten a lot more confident and I know my teammates believe in me. Credit to all of them for what I was able to do, I wouldn't be able to do that without them."

Despite the rain and wet field, Navy didn't turn the ball over at all. The Midshipmen busted their way out to a 21-10 halftime lead, but the Cowboys weren't ready to watch their second consecutive loss slip from their fingertips.

Clint Chelf led the Cowboys to 16 second half points and the majority of his 373 total yards came in the second half.

"I take credit for this loss," Chelf said. "I could have put more touch on the pass to get the two-point conversion to Charlie (Moore), but credit to Navy. For us, it's time to rally. We need to refocus because we still have a long season ahead of us."

Early in the fourth quarter, Dudeck broke through an attempted arm-tackle from an Oklahoma State safety and took the reception 44 yards all the way to the 1-yard line and setup the score that secured the win. Reynolds then punched it in from 1-yard out to put Navy up 28-20 with 4:53 to go.

Dudeck slips through an arm-tackle.

"I still think I was in," Dudeck said. "But, it's a team game and Keenan scored. Had we come up short then I definitely would have been more upset, but there will be more opportunities. Stats don't matter much as long as we win."

Navy (2-0) travels to Iowa City, Iowa, to take on the Hawkeyes in what will be the the third consecutive road game for the Midshipmen. Oklahoma State (0-2) looks to bounce back at home against Sam Houston State (1-1) on Saturday.

Navy Midshipmen at Oklahoma State Cowboys
Sep 7, 20131ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Navy Midshipmen (2-0)7140728
Oklahoma State Cowboys (0-2)3710626
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense2826
Rushing Yards36-272-321-91-1
Passing Yards13--23-149-126-39-349-2-1
First Downs2219
Punt Return Yards1019
Kick Return Yards7165
Total Yards502525
3rd Down Converstion6-108-12
4th Down Conversion0-00-0
2-Point Conversion0-00-1
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals7-4-03-2-0
Posession Time16:5811:02
Scoring Summary
1:13(OKST) FG - K. Smith, 42-yard field goal03
2:30(NAVY) TD - J. Hendrick, 2-yard run (N. Sloan kick)73
3:33(NAVY) TD - D. Staten, 3-yard run (N. Sloan kick)143
1:47(OKST) TD - C. Chelf, 3-yard run (K. Smith kick)1410
0:14(NAVY) TD - S. Lynch, 15-yard pass from K. Reynolds (N. Sloan kick)2110
4:03(OKST) TD - B. Jackson, 10-yard pass from C. Chelf (K. Smith kick)2117
0:41(OKST) FG - K. Smith 45-yard field goal2120
4:53(NAVY) TD - K. Reynolds, 1-yard run (N. Sloan kick)2820
3:24(OKST) TD - B. Jackson, 27-yard pass from C. Chelf (2-pt failed)2826
Navy Midshipmen
K. Reynolds13-231491
K. Reynolds191789.31
D. Staten15845.51
J. Hendrick122.01
G. Whiteside188.00
D. Staten5214.20
S. Lynch34113.61
C. Bolena3227.30
B. Dudeck26532.50
C. Peterson6000
S. White5000
K. Bertrand5000
P. Gaines5010
J. Tate4100
M. Krah4000
N. Sloan0/14/44
P. Beltran314147.00
Oklahoma State Cowboys
C. Chelf26/3934921
J. Smith15684.50
C. Chelf6244.01
B. Jackson1011611.62
J. Stewart56212.40
T. Moore510921.80
C. Moore23718.50
L. Johnson6000
K. Smith2/32/2845
M. Reichenstein14333.00
Dynasty: TTU38Alum
Thursday, April 10, 2014
11:18 PM - April 10, 2014. Written by TTU38Alum
ANNAPOLIS - Head coach Ken Niumatalolo hopes his players got rid of their opening-game jitters in last week's 41-17 win over Toledo because they will face what should one of their toughest opponents of the season this weekend at Oklahoma State.

"A win is always nice," Niumatalolo said. "I can't complain too much about last week's game, but we still have 11 or 12 more ahead of us so we need to just keep moving forward. This next team, if we're not ready, they have the talent to embarrass us"

The Cowboys outscored Mississippi State (1-0) 21-3 at one stretch in the second half to tie it up, but gave up the go-ahead score to the Bulldogs with 3:01 remaining to fall 38-31.

"Oklahoma State is a team that won their conference a few years ago and they are always competitive," Niumatalolo said. "It's still wide open for them to make a run at it this year."

Wide receiver Charlie Moore led the way for Oklahoma State last week with eight catches for 148 yards and one score, which accounted for practically half of the Cowboys passing offense.

Oklahoma State receiver Charlie Moore

Oklahoma State put up 298 yards through the air and 127 on the ground, but its four turnovers cost them, resulting in a drop from the Top 25 polls.

"It's definitely a huge game for us," Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds said. "We've had this one circled on the schedule since we found out this spring we would be playing there."
Dynasty: TTU38Alum
10:51 PM - April 10, 2014. Written by TTU38Alum
TOLEDO - Offensive coordinator Seth Ryan made good on his promise to throw the ball around, but it was the ground game that made the difference in Navy's 41-17 road win over Toledo.

Senior running back Darius Staten rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries and quarterback Keenan Reynolds added 68 yards and another score on 10 carries for the Midshipmen. Reynolds also completed 26 of 41 passes for 325 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

"Installing a new offense, to go on the road and win the way we did, I'm pretty happy about that," Ryan said. "Our backs really came through for us and it's evident they learned a lot about the game from the guys that were here before me."

Brendan Dudeck led all receivers with seven catches for 94 yards and a touchdown.

"I really wasn't surprised," Reynolds said. "Brendan has been doing that all camp and I think this is just the beginning for him in this new offense."

Defensively, cornerback Myer Krah led the team with eight tackles, freshman defensive end Sean Spencer logged his first career sack and linebacker Cody Peterson had an interception.

"At first we were kind of trading scores then I told the guys right before half time, I said, 'let's get one stop,'" Krah said. "Once we got that stop, our offense got it going and it got easy for us."

Navy (1-0) travels to Stillwater, Okla., to take on Oklahoma State (0-1) this Saturday.

Navy Midshipmen at Toledo Rockets
Aug. 31, 2013 1ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Navy Midshipmen (1-0)71471341
Toledo Rockets (0-1)773017
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense4117
Rushing Yards32-208-423-116-0
Passing Yards26-41-32515-32-170
First Downs2513
Punt Return Yards200
Kick Return Yards650
Total Yards618420
3rd Down Converstion8-124-12
4th Down Conversion1-20-1
2-Point Conversion0-00-0
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals8-5-02-2-0
Posession Time18:269:34
Scoring Summary
2:26(NAVY) TD - D. Staten, 2-yard run (N. Sloan kick)70
0:37(TOL) TD - D. Fluellen, 9-yard pass from T. Owens (J. Detmer)77
2:02(TOL) TD - J. Green, 3-yard pass from T. Owens (J. Detmer kick)714
4:12(NAVY) TD - D. State, 1-yard run (N. Sloan kick)1414
1:28(NAVY) TD - B. Dudeck, 14-yard pass from K. Reynolds (N. Sloan kick)2114
0:40(TOL) FG - J. Detmer, 37-yard field goal2117
1:10(NAVY) TD - D. Staten, 1-yard run (N. Sloan kick)2817
2:35(NAVY) TD - K. Reynolds, 13-yard run (N. Sloan kick)3517
1:57(NAVY) TD - S. Lynch, 40-yard pass from K. Reynolds (missed kick)4117
Navy Midshipmen
K. Reynolds26/4132521
D. Staten201135.63
K. Reynolds10686.81
G. Whiteside12020.00
S. Lynch177.00
B. Dudeck79413.41
D. Staten4153.70
S. Lynch47017.51
C. Bolena3134.30
M. Aiken35016.60
D. Crayton24422.00
G. Whiteside2189.00
J. Tillman12121.00
M. Krah8000
K. Bertrand6000
C. Peterson3010
S. Spencer2100
N. Sloan0/15/68
P. Beltran29547.5
Toledo Rockets
T. Owens15/3217021
D. Fluellen14694.90
T. Owens9475.20
A. Russell79713.80
B. Reedy44010.00
D. Fluellen33010.01
J. Green133.01
J. Haden14000
D. Larkins9000
C. Norrils7000
C. Murdock5000
C. Cole3010
C. Smith0100
Dynasty: TTU38Alum
04:35 PM - April 10, 2014. Written by TTU38Alum
ANNAPOIS – After a long off-season, the Midshipmen have spent the last three weeks refining their skills and settling in to their new offensive system to get ready for the 2013 season opener against Toledo.

“For as little time as we’ve had to work with these guys, I think they’re probably ahead of the curve at this point,” offensive coordinator Seth Ryan said. “John (Hendrick) has really, really pushed Keenan (Reynolds) at quarterback and made things interesting for us.

“At running back, we have three or four guys we feel pretty good about and at receiver there are four, maybe five, because freshman Jamir Tillman has really come along strong this last week.”

Ryan runs a spread offense and incorporates some zone reads, some options and screens but also tries to play to his team’s strengths, he said.

“More than anything we’re just ready to get this first game under our belts,” Ryan said. “We’ve watched hours and hours of film and these guys have worked and, really, we’ll have a better idea of where we’re at right now as an offense here in about four days. But, we’re feeling pretty good about it.”

Other media reports implied that the offensive line could be a weakness for Navy this season, which will rely on two sophomores to start in this weekend’s game.

“My big boys haven’t had the best week of practice,” offensive line coach Rick Spikes said. “They’re still kind of unlearning some things and adjusting to our style of offense but a couple of them I expect to have a pretty big year. I think both of our tackles will do well, they’ve really helped some of our younger guys adjust.”
Dynasty: TTU38Alum
02:36 PM - April 10, 2014. Written by TTU38Alum
ANNAPOLIS – Nine days after announcing the departure of three members of his offensive staff for the same positions at Hawaii, head coach Ken Niumatalolo has filled those positions.

Seth Ryan has been hired as Navy’s new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Rick Spikes will coach the offensive line and Roderick Lee will coach the wide receivers.

“Seth is one of the up-and-coming, young offensive minds and I think you’ll see this season why we hired him to bring in his offense,” Niumatalolo said. “Rick has coached the line for about 30 years and always seems to produce all-conference players. He gets so much out of his guys and that can take rising program a long ways.

Ryan comes over after one season as the offensive coordinator at Henderson State, where his offense put up almost 5,000 yards through the air. Ryan started at quarterback for two seasons at Navarro Junior College before walking on at the University of Arkansas, where he took a position as a student assistant after one season.

Spikes, the older brother of athletic director, Jack Spikes, joins the Midshipmen after serving as the offensive line coach at West Texas A&M for two seasons. Prior to that, he coached the offensive line at Katy High School for 19 years and for Andrews High School for eight years. Spikes was a four-year starter at center for West Texas A&M from 1973-76.

Lee spent the last two seasons coaching wide receivers at West Texas A&M with coach Spikes and four seasons at Grossmont College prior to that.

"The kids just love Roderick and I expect us to start developing our players skill sets so well that they can all continue playing the game after college," Niumatalolo said.

Navy Football Staff:

Ken Niumatalolo - Head Coach
Seth Ryan – Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks
Roderick Lee - Assistant Coach / Wide Receivers
Rick Spikes - Assistant Coach / Offensive Line
Justin Davis - Assistant Coach / Outside Linebackers
Buddy Green - Defensive Coordinator / Secondary
Maj. Robert Green, USMC - Military Liaison
Ashley Ingram - Running Game Coordinator / Offensive Line
Steve Johns - Assistant Coach / Inside Linebackers/Special Teams
Keith Jones - Assistant Coach / Secondary
Mike Judge - Assistant Coach / Fullbacks
Shaun Nua - Assistant Coach / Defensive Line
Dan O'Brien - Assistant Coach / Outside Linebackers
Danny O'Rourke - Assistant Coach / Slot Backs
Dale Pehrson - Defensive Line
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01:57 PM - April 10, 2014. Written by TTU38Alum
ANNAPOLIS – Head football coach Ken Niumatalolo held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to announce that offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper has accepted the same position at his alma mater, the University of Hawaii.

Jasper, who also coached the quarterbacks, offered offensive line coach Chris Culton and wide receivers coach Mick Yokitis the same positions and they will leaving with him to Manoa.

“We hate to see these guys go,” Niumatalolo said. “But, this is a business and I understand the appeal for Ivin wanting to be closer to his family. These guys are good friends of mine and I wish them the best.”

Niumatalo said Navy plans to fill all three positions within the next seven days.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
04:16 PM - April 9, 2014. Written by TTU38Alum
ANNAPOLIS - After interviewing at least seven candidates to round out his staff, newly hired Navy basketball coach Matthew Spikes has reached agreements with two assistants - Dupree Randolph and Dominique Emmett

"I've talked to several great coaches and great friends this week and I don't think there's a better fit for what we want to do here than these two guys," Spikes said.

Randolph,47, was Spikes' former basketball coach at Lockhart High School from 2002-05 and led the Lions to three state championships in his 17 years at the school and will serve as the associate head coach for the Midshipmen

"Coach Randy, as I like to call him, taught me a lot about the game since I was in fifth or sixth grade and really played a major role in anything I achieved as a player," Spikes said. "He's a great recruiter, the kids will love him. He's a natural and he can really connect with anyone. What he does on offense has really influenced me and I think he will be an asset for us."

Emmett,30, set the career record for blocks at Tarleton State University and played professionally for eight teams in six different countries in Europe before serving as a graduate assistant at Florida Gulf Coast University for the past two seasons.

"Dominique, he's a guy that wants to be a head coach some day and he's very well established in Florida and the southeast," Spikes said. "He has a very fun approach to the game and I think he'll make our defense better the minute he unpacks his house out here."
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02:03 AM - April 9, 2014. Written by TTU38Alum
ANNAPOLIS - Just two weeks after hiring his son, Matthew, as the head basketball coach, new Navy athletic director Jack Spikes has made some rather significant changes to the Midshipmen's schedules in both football and basketball.

"I don't need to sugarcoat anything," Spikes said. "For us to upgrade these programs and these facilities to the level they need to be at to contend for championships, we're going to need to quadruple the amount of annual funds our programs bring in."

Road games at Oklahoma State, Iowa, Washington, Maryland and Toledo have been added to the schedule in both sports for the 2013-14 season, which will bring in a combined, guaranteed $12.3 million to the university's athletic department.

"It's simple, to get better we're going to have to play teams that are better than us," Spikes said. "Plus, I think Ken (Niumatalolo) is capable of winning any of these games. The amount that these programs offered us, we couldn't pass up."

Football Schedule:
8/31 @ Toledo
9/7 @ No. 16 Oklahoma State
9/14 @ Iowa
9/21 @ Washington
9/28 Western Kentucky
10/5 Air Force
10/12 @ Minnesota
11/2 @ No. 7 Notre Dame#
11/9 Hawaii
11/16 @ Maryland
11/23 San Jose State
12/6 @ Army#

Minnesota and Toledo are both home and home agreements for football, a Navy spokesperson confirmed. Both the Golden Gophers and the Rockets will play in Annapolis in 2014. The other schools will not make a return trip to Annapolis in 2014-15 for either sport.

11/9 @ No. 20 Maryland
11/11 @ Toledo
11/14 @ Washington
11/17 UTSA
11/20 Canisius
11/23 @ Seton Hall
11/27 Howard
11/29 Towson
12/3 @ Iowa
12/17 @ Oklahoma State
12/22 MD-Eastern Shore
12/29 St. Francis (NY)
1/2 NJIT
1/6 Longwood
1/12 @ Bucknell*
1/16 Lehigh*
1/19 Lafayette*
1/23 @ Holy Cross*
1/26 Army#
1/30 @ American*
2/2 Colgate*
2/9 Bucknell*
2/13 @ Lehigh*
2/16 @ Lafayette*
2/20 Holy Cross*
2/23 @ Army*
2/27 American*
3/1 @ Colgate*
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01:28 AM - April 9, 2014. Written by TTU38Alum
ANNAPOLIS - Navy's new director of athletics Jack Spikes is wasting no time at all. Just two days after parting ways with former basketball coach Ed DeChellis, he has hired his son, Matthew, to take over the Midshipmen's basketball program.

"I'm speechless," Matthew Spikes said. "To have this level of opportunity, at this age, is unheard of."

Spikes, 25, spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Wichita State, which went 86-23 in from 2010-2013, won an NIT Championship and made a Final Four appearance under coach Gregg Marshall.

"Coach Marshall taught me a lot," Spikes said. "I definitely didn't expect this opportunity to come so early, but I think we have some key pieces on this team to get back to the postseason."

The Midshipmen haven't made a postseason tournament since 1998, which resulted in a first round loss. They haven't made it past the first round since Paul Evans took them to the Elite 8 in 1986.

"With the caliber of talent surrounding us, I'm confident that we can grow our number of wins each season and hopefully be back in the tournament sooner rather than later," Spikes said.

Prior to coaching at Wichita State, Spikes spent one year as a graduate assistant at Texas State, where he was previously a two-time All-Southland Conference point guard in 2007-2008.

"Basketball is his life," Jack Spikes said. "He's proven himself both as a player and as an assistant coach. I brought him in to help what we're doing here, because personally, I think it's just a matter of time before he's making a name for himself in this profession."
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