And the ugly: DE Ejuan Price is out with a back injury. Chryst didn't go into much detail, but it sounds quite serious and Price is expected to be out for a couple weeks and maybe more. Price finished the game against Old Dominion, and explained to Chryst he was having some pain following the game. Chryst said it wasn't a specific play or anything that they could pick out when he was injured. With Price out, Bryan Murphy and David Durham will be used more and freshman Shakir Soto will get an opportunity to play at defensive end.
Head coach Paul Chryst started off this morning by pointing out the challenges he expects to see from Navy. "I'm looking forward to this game on Saturday, but it will certainly be a challenge both offensively and defensively," said Chryst. "It's an opportunity for us but we have to play good football and play well on special teams. Our field position will be huge this game and I think special teams will have a big impact on that part of it. We could be limited on drives and limited on possessions so you have to be opportunistic when you get those chances."