Mids march in formation

Navy's version of the triple option puts a successful spin on an outdated offense

August 30, 2006|By Gary Lambrecht | Gary Lambrecht,Sun Reporter

The Navy players do not hide confidence in their ability to move the ball. They have seen what kind of damage this offense, with its unfamiliarity, deception and numbing repetition, can do. And they have seen their share of defenses give in to impatience and frustration while trying to solve the Midshipmen.

"When [the offense] is clicking, a team comes out in one defense, and we run them out of it. Then, they switch to another defense, and we run them out of that," senior left tackle Matt Pritchett said. "Then, they just sit in one defense and take [abuse]."

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