Trying to explain how much losing Brian Hampton hurt Navy on Saturday brought me to a passage from John Feinstein's book "The Last Amateurs." Then-Navy basketball coach Don DeVoe delayed announcing a captain in 1998-99 because his three seniors had violated a team rule, I believe regarding drinking (they had been caught celebrating the 21st birthday of one of the players).
October 16, 2006
The first of three trimesters is in the books, so it's time to hand out report cards. Unlike some publications that only focus on the on-field dimensions, this professor will go beyond the sidelines with his grading. Next week David will take a look at the defense.
September 25, 2006
It was a night of horrendous disappointment on defense, offense and special teams in Stanford's 37-9 defeat. As expected, the new Stanford Stadium is an absolute marvel, but the product on the field could not have been a more stark contrast. The Cardinal collapsed with turnovers and field position throughout the night, which enabled an awful result on the scoreboard. Here is how it unfolded.
September 17, 2006
A win is a win. That's what they say, anyway, and if you ask Northwestern fans right now they'll definitely agree. So if you're a Navy fan and you're feeling a little queasy today over how the team looked on Saturday, take some solace in knowing that it could be worse. An ugly 2-0 is always better than any 0-2.
September 10, 2006
GoMids.com is happy to welcome Chris Swezey as a contributing writer. Swezey will provide Navy fans with two weekly columns concerning Navy's upcoming game or previous game. This week Swezey gives us a look at what he expects the Navy offense to do to the Pirates.
August 29, 2006
Last time we spoke with Navy quarterback Brian Hampton he finished up by talking about his expectations for the season. Expectations are high at Navy this season. So how does Hampton remain level-headed amongst all the hype? We asked Hampton that and several other questions about himself and the team. Here is Part II of the Brian Hampton interview:
August 15, 2006