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Pehrson takes over as Navy defensive coordinator

Pehrson takes over as Navy defensive coordinator

Day 2 of life after Buddy Green seemed to go smoothly for the Navy football team with the defense going through its normal routine during a morning practice.

Green took a sabbatical from the program effective on Thursday morning and was not on the field for practice that afternoon. That must have been a strange situation for the defensive players, who are accustomed to hearing Green barking instructions and ordering up-downs as punishment for mistakes.

Dale Pehrson, in his 20th season on the staff, is now running the defensive practice field and it seemed like business as usual on Friday morning as the Midshipmen went through their normal routine.

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