NAVY VS. ARMY

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mudman

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I really like the Middies in this one. They are a much better team. They beat Army last year by 40 or so points, and they were not as good a team as they are now, and Army was a much better team then. The only thing that kinda scares me is the weather. It is suppose to be wet and a cold. But IMHO Navy is worth wagering a little Ka$h on. GL
 

sphincter

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the weather probably screws a large bet for me at -21......navy`s new coach(2nd year)is amazing....this guy`s headed for big things....

navy was 1-20 the 2 years before johnson arrived.....they haven`t won the commander -in-chief`s trophy since 1981!!!!...now they go to a bowl to boot....check this write-up about coach johnson while he was brutalizing div 1aa competition at georgia southern....



Head Coach Paul Johnson Georgia Southern
Talk about a tough act to follow.

In just three seasons, Paul Johnson has won nearly 90 percent of the games he’s coached. In addition, he has led Georgia Southern to three straight Southern Conference titles and three consecutive NCAA Division I-AA playoff appearances. To top it off, he has also guided the Eagle football program to back-to-back national championship game showings, including the capture of the school’s unprecedented fifth national crown last fall.

Encore, encore, encore.

Since Johnson inherited the storied GSU football program in November, 1996, he has added his own distinctive chapters with three consecutive national coach-of-the-year selections in 1997, 1998 and 1999. In a span of 36 months, Johnson has spearheaded a program which has incredibly broken or tied 328 individual and team records, ranked in the top 10 in 11 national statistical categories (led in three) and produced 27 All-America selections.

After leading GSU to a 10-3 mark in 1997, Johnson followed by guiding the Eagles to a near-perfect 14-1 ledger in 1998 before following with a 13-2 national champion slate in 1999. A two-time Southern Conference Coach-of-the-Year choice, he has also directed Georgia Southern to wins in 22 of 24 league contests, resulting in three straight titles.

Since Johnson took over as head coach prior to the 1997 season, Georgia Southern has certainly returned to national prominence – statistically and in the won-lost ledger. In addition to GSU's 37-6 (.860) mark, the Eagles have scored 1,824 points (42.4 ppg), picked up 16,249 rushing yards (377.9 ypg), 4,862 passing yards (113.1 ypg) and 21,111 total yards (491.0 ypg). In addition, GSU has scored 247 touchdowns in the Johnson Era – an average of nearly six per game. Georgia Southern's scoring margin under Johnson is +22.5 (42.4 ppg to 19.9 ppg).

What has happened during Johnson’s initial three years at the Eagle helm has been magical in a sense, yet predictable to those who have followed his amazing 20-year coaching career. Johnson quickly instilled a contagious work ethic and, perhaps more importantly, re-introduced the proud tradition of Georgia Southern Football to players, fans and observers.

Along the way, fun and excitement returned to Statesboro.

While a national championship finish during the 1999 season presented an opportunity for many to take a trip back over the memory-filled threshold of Beautiful Eagle Creek, it also provided Johnson with his own identity as the recipient of American Football Coaches Association’s National Division I-AA Coach-of-the Year.

Johnson, whose inspiration, coaching prowess and sweat turned around an inherited 4-7 team just three short years ago, is currently the division and Georgia Southern’s winningest coach ever by coming out on top nearly 90 percent of the time. His explosive Eagles tied or broke an amazing 197 records during the 1999 campaign while producing the school’s fifth national title.

In 1997, Johnson orchestrated a turnaround which ranks among the NCAA’s best ever. In 12 months, he directed the Eagle program to not only a winning season, but to a 10-3 record which equaled the school’s best mark since 1989. In one season, Johnson became only the second coach since 1984 to have led his team to the Southern Conference championship in his initial year as a college head coach. His rebuilding efforts were justly rewarded by his peers and media members as he earned Southern Conference Coach-of-the-Year honors while also picking up national tributes from the American Football Coaches Association and American Football Quarterly.

In 1998, Johnson guided the Eagles to a perfect 11-0 regular season record and the school’s sixth NCAA Division I-AA National Championship Game appearance before finishing with a 14-1 mark. He directed a high-powered offensive unit which tied or broke exactly 100 records during the campaign, and again, earned the league’s top coaching honor and received national praise as the recipient of The Sports Network’s Eddie Robinson Award – symbolic of the division’s national coach-of-the-year selection.

Johnson’s accomplishments in just three seasons have no parallel, even in the storied past of the Georgia Southern Football program. In addition to directing GSU to 37 wins in 43 games, a trio of conference championships, a national title and numerous personal accolades, Johnson has spearheaded a program which has achieved even more in only 36 months: Guided a program which has broken or tied 328 records in just three years (31 in 1997, 100 in 1998, 197 in 1999)
Coached 27 All-America selections (eight in 1997, 10 in 1998, nine in 1999), including nine first-team choices
Coached 32 All-Southern Conference performers, including 28 first-teamers (nine in 1997, 14 in 1998, nine in 1999)


It all started on November 14, 1996 -- the day Johnson accepted an offer to become Georgia Southern University’s seventh head football coach.



this one is a major coaching mismatch.....if not for the weather this looked like a fantastic play witha buy down to 21....

but now?........the weather is supposed to be downright horrible in philly....rain,snow,wind....maybe an under 57?....

have to re-check the forecast in a day or two.....g.l.
 

TEASERGURU

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This Navy team as we all know is for real. Question: Do they want to roll it up or take it easy on their counterparts? They may not have a choice here. The disparity is too great between these two teams. Lay the HUGE # on the road, and you will take the coin home.
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Anonymous1

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Just a great game to watch each year...score begone..the midshipman and cadets...doing their thing...gotta love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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TEASERGURU

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Having second thoughts on navy as I hear the weather is going to be HORRIBLE. Looks like a no play here.
 

bearmz

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predicting 34 degrees, rain/snow/ winds from NNE at 20. Nasty
 

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