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Navy defensive coordinator brings intensity back to spring practice
Navy defensive coordinator brings intensity back to spring practice

Something was missing for the Navy football team as it prepared last spring for the 2011 season. The practices were quieter, and for those on defense, a little too easy. What was missing — in retrospect, who was missing — was longtime defensive coordinator Buddy Green, who sat out spring practice after complications following gall bladder surgery. Even then, after Green returned for his 10th season, fourth-year Ken Niumatalolo knew that the Midshipmen might be in trouble defensively when the season began. It played out during the fall, when a defense ranked 86th in the country overall contributed to Navy's 5-7 record, Niumatalolo's first losing year as a head coach. ...

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