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'We're trying to practice smarter and focus on game situations'

Last season, Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo and his staff wouldn't shy away from spending three hours out on the practice field a day with their guys.

This season, their approach has changed. They've decided to spend an hour and a half to two hours out on the field and focus on game situations instead of scrimmaging for three hours.

'We're trying to be smarter in our practices, as opposed to coming out here and rolling the ball out and scrimmaging. We're trying to be more productive in what we do, more situational things...things that we think will be more beneficial to us as a football team."

"What we do in an hour and a half or two hours is way more productive than our normal Saturday's of rolling the ball out and scrimmaging for three hours."

Sounds like a good approach, especially when you consider all the other responsibilities that a Navy football player has throughout the day. Having that extra hour or hour and a half away from the practice field could prove to be very beneficial in the long run for the Midshipmen.

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