Hard-charging and relentless are just a few words to describe fullback Adam Ballard's style at fullback. He helped Navy to four straight Commander-in-Chief trophies and and bowl appearances (2004-07). These days, Ballard, 24, is hoping develop the next Adam Ballard. The Texan is a graduate assistant working with the fullbacks at the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, R.I.
October 28, 2008
I really liked Paul Johnson's move to end the Notre Dame talk on Monday. I never will forget the lead-up to the Rose Bowl following the 2001 season, when Nebraska played Miami (Fla.) coming off a 62-36 loss to Colorado. Then-Nebraska Coach Frank Solich and his players were still answering about the loss up until the day before the Rose Bowl. No question it was a distraction, and a needless one.
November 9, 2007
Raise your hand if you thought Navy lost the game last night in the first overtime when sophomore nose tackle Nate Frazier jumped off-sides just as Pitt was about to settle for a 35-yard field goal in the first overtime. Raise your other hand if you thought Navy lost the game after Pitt had the ball first-and-goal at the Navy 2-yard line in double OT. Raise your hand, well, you get the point…
October 11, 2007
It's been a rough five years for Army against Navy (more on that later). But this is a new season. Let's hope the Black Knights can knock off Navy en route to its first Commander-in-Chief's Trophy since 1996. It certainly won't be easy: We all know what Navy is capable of. Army and Navy meet on Dec. 1 in Baltimore.
August 27, 2007
Scout.com assembled a panel to put together an All-Service Academy Pre-Season Football Team. Navy, Air Force and Army experts all provided input. Today, we will be revealing the First Team and Honorable Mention selections for the Offense. Defense and Special Teams will come out next week. If you would like to sound-off on the choices, send an email to David Ausiello at Offtheyard@gmail.com.
July 26, 2007