Oct. 24, 2007
Comments from Navy head football coach Paul Johnson following practice on Tuesday, Oct. 23
On Delaware wide receiver Aaron Love saying that Delaware has better athletes than Navy and if it's true or not
"I don't know. That's why you play the game. I guess we will see. They have some good players and I think we have some good players too. That's why you play the game."
On the importance of not turning the ball over
"It's big-time important. Every possession is key and right now there is no margin for error. Any time you turn the ball over you are putting one side of the ball in peril and you are taking away your opportunity to put points on the board so it's a big deal. We have been doing really well in that area and we have to get back to taking care of the ball."
On Delaware's offense
"They have a good quarterback, pretty good receivers and their running back is a nice player. They have a really balanced team. I think they are in the Top 10 in defense as well."
Comments from Navy defensive coordinator Buddy Green following practice on Tuesday, Oct. 23
On starting 20 different guys on defense
"We have had a ton of injuries. We are down to our fourth or fifth different safety."
On Emmett Merchant
"He has been doing a good job on special teams and we want to see what he can do back there."
On Matt Nechak and Andrew Lark
"We have Nechak at a place (defensive end) where we think he will be the most productive. Each game he plays he gets better. Lark has gone in and done some good things at nose guard. We are going to continue to play both Nate and Andy."