Elephant in the room...

Heatherg21

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When I googled 'salubrious', one of the first answers was, "how do I use salubrious in a sentence". I am glad I am not the only one that needed to google that one.
 

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😂😂 Blame it on the Sisters of St. Joseph and the weekly spelling lists of words to be memorized and always used in a way that showed you knew the definition, whenever you were called on in class over the course of a week. If you could spell it but not use it, you were toast. Extra credit if you could name the parts of speech associated with the word. They just fly out of my head sometimes.

“I applied quality dark chocolate internally as a mood enhancement, to salubrious effect.”
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Coach Ken is doubling and tripling down on the whining this year, most recently about CIC trophy and Air Force only playing two games. Geez, just play who they put before you and get on with it. It's really a bad optic.

AF will have zero game experience when they meet Navy. That is not an advantage to most.
 

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Coach Ken is doubling and tripling down on the whining this year, most recently about CIC trophy and Air Force only playing two games. Geez, just play who they put before you and get on with it. It's really a bad optic.

AF will have zero game experience when they meet Navy. That is not an advantage to most.

I’d be more concerned with Army beating AF and Navy. ;)
 

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I thought the play calling was poor. I assume the constant run it up the middle was a direct result of using a 3rd string QB but it was predictable and easily dealt with.
 

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Coach Ken is doubling and tripling down on the whining this year, most recently about CIC trophy and Air Force only playing two games. Geez, just play who they put before you and get on with it. It's really a bad optic.

AF will have zero game experience when they meet Navy. That is not an advantage to most.

Not a good look and his remarks are void of the Warrior Ethos. I assume the USNA works to instill this in the mids?

Ready to fight anywhere...anytime...?

By the way, who is the pentagon anyway?
 

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not a good look at all

first, he created excuses for getting blown out by BYU - because his team didn't play enough and couldn't be prepared

now he's saying his team will be at a disadvantage vs AF, because why? his team will have played too much, and AF wouldn't be playing at all (Navy will have played 2 games in 4 weeks by the time they play, including a bye week before AF )

IMHO, he should just get to work and prepare his team, and play the schedule and stop whining
 

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shock-n-awe

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lots of excuses, whining, insults to superiors, then a token apology. Poor example of a leader representing our Nations Boat school.....sad.

The optics indicate Navy coach will not be coaching Navy football much longer.....
 

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I think that he should not give press conferences. Maybe just stick with the coaching thing there, Ken. ;)
 

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I'm more intrigued with the 'reported 40 turnback applicants'. That is an interesting twist??

Why? I know it gives an 'extra semester', but in laymans terms...why?
 

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lots of excuses, whining, insults to superiors, then a token apology. Poor example of a leader representing our Nations Boat school.....sad.

The optics indicate Navy coach will not be coaching Navy football much longer.....
I'm curious which superiors he insulted. He is not a DoD employee and his boss is Chet G at NAAA
 

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I'm more intrigued with the 'reported 40 turnback applicants'. That is an interesting twist??

Why? I know it gives an 'extra semester', but in laymans terms...why?
They feel that they are losing a season of football so they want to "redshirt" and get that season back.
 

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If you want to play football and have some idea that you're good at it, why would you want to get into a service academy if football is all that you want to do?

There are more than a few former Navy football players (many of whom were standouts at Navy) who openly admit they came to USNA primarily b/c it was the only D-1 school that recruited them. To be fair, those I've heard make that statement had long and very successful USN careers, so somewhere along the line, they found the "greater good."

We can all debate this to death, but the fact is that some kids who (think they) are good at football attend USNA (or other SAs) hoping either they will stand out and get snapped up by (transfer on scholarship to) another (better football) D-1 school after 1-2 years or, at a minimum, they can play D-1 football for 4 years and will trade 5 years of service for that opportunity. And, of course, there are many more whose highest desire is that of service to country, so don't want to taint the majority.

On board with enough of Coach Ken whining. Last year it was how the fact his players actually have to do military stuff and don't get to eat filet mignon every night is ruining their competitiveness. Now it's the C-in-C rivalry (which, wasn't an issue until Army blew out their first two opponents -- just saying). I understand the coach is paid to win games. But this year especially, you take the lemons life throws you and make lemonade!
 

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I'm curious which superiors he insulted. He is not a DoD employee and his boss is Chet G at NAAA

Naval Academy athletic director Chet Gladchuk told the Baltimore Sun that superintendents from all three service academies agreed to go forth with the plan, but that didn't stop Niumatalolo from criticizing the decision.

Any coach or other staff at an SA publicly criticizing their Supes decision is insubordination and disrespectful imo.
And his decision was more than likely based on Chets opinion as well.
We will see how this plays out for the coach
 

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