Navy lacks experience that led Midshipmen last year
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Navy lacks experience that led Midshipmen last year

AFAN: Air Force, Army, Navy newsletter on Navy's spring football

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A year ago Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo scratched the final three spring drills of the 15 that the NCAA permits. He judged his veteran team ready.

Why risk injuries? Why not allow them more time for their heavy academic loads? ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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