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Navy plugs in another interchangeable part

Navy plugs in another interchangeable part

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s father Steve coached as a Navy assistant for 34 years from 1956 to 1989, but the Midshipmen's success with interchangeable parts makes you wonder if the influence of Steve’s son has spread to Annapolis. Bill Belichick’s Patriots are...

Thanksgiving thoughts on traditional football weekend

Thanksgiving thoughts on traditional football weekend

Thanksgiving and football have gone together dating back to the late 1800s, so it’s nothing new. But there are always new reasons to give thanks. Here are my 13 football items to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day for the 2015 season.— 1. I’m thankful for traditional college...

Winless Army West Point takes mantra onto Eastern Michigan

Winless Army West Point takes mantra onto Eastern Michigan

A year ago New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick repeated curtly “we’re on to Cincinnati” answering questions following a 41-14 loss to Kansas City that dropped his team to 2-2. His monotone performance went viral.Belichick’s motivation was twofold for the eventual Super Bowl...

Raye on how NFL teams read Michigan State

Raye on how NFL teams read Michigan State

They call it “The Reading.” When NFL teams are in the final stages of preparing for the draft, they set aside a day or two when the general manager, player personnel executives, the coaching staff and scouts gather in a conference room. They read through the reports...

Cardona joins elite company as Navy draft pick

Cardona joins elite company as Navy draft pick

Navy long-snapper Joe Cardona now shares a distinction with two Naval Academy Heisman Trophy winners and another prominent Heisman candidate. The Midshipman is an NFL draft pick. The New England Patriots selected Cardona in the fifth round on the third and final day of the...

LT labeled Belichick and his culture eight years ago

LT labeled Belichick and his culture eight years ago

LaDainian Tomlinson got it right the first time regarding Bill Belichick’s character and the culture of the New England Patriots. That was eight years ago. Let’s step back to the 2006 season when Tomlinson was still with the Chargers. San Diego was the No. 1 seed with a...