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I don't think the team is too much different from other recent Navy teams. With the exception of the disaster against Southern Miss, the games have been very close. Make a 3rd & long stop against South Carolina, or an extra point against Air Force, or field goals against ECU and Rutgers, and this season looks a lot different. They didn't, though, and 2-5 is the result.
Not really. Proctor is a different kind of quarterback. He's a lot faster than Dobbs, but he isn't the passer that Ricky was. Not that you'll notice much, since I think Navy only threw two or three times against Notre Dame last year. The Navy offense is what it is. It evolves over time, but the changes over time are usually so subtle that they aren't even worth mentioning.
5. Who ya got?
I apologize for cheesing out, but I don't like to do predictions. It would be especially hard to do now considering that I don't really know how Trey Miller will handle his first start, nor do I know how the coaches will handle Trey Miller. I do think the game has the potential to be high-scoring. Notre Dame probably won't have too many problems moving the ball. If Kriss Proctor was starting, Navy wouldn't have much trouble either, assuming that the Irish would stick with the defensive game plan they used against Army and Air Force. Notre Dame used a 4-4 with the free safety playing the pitch against both teams. Navy has had most of its best offensive games against that kind of defense. The question is whether or not the Navy staff will be able to do everything it would like with Miller at the helm.
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