No folks we don't have eight football games to chat about this week we have just one, Army-Navy. So in its essence the Slate of Eight is taking a break until the bowls get kicked off, however, the Slate has now become a brand and that means we can just toss that name around all willynilly. Army-Navy is a big enough deal to carry us through the week and along with the Heisman Ceremony and bowl designations we have plenty of stuff to chat about.
Patrick Stevensfrom the mid-atlantic region website D1scourse joins us to chat about Army-Navy as well as a little Maryland season recap. Stevens gives us some insight into the Navy season and how, while a solid 8, could be 10, win season is still not looked upon as favorably as it would have been in years past. Dobbs injury troubles and the way their Labor Day loss to Maryland truly took the early wind out of their sails and while they got some big wins this season their ship never truly was righted.
In talking Army-Navy it has to be noted that for the first time in a long time the Commanders Cup is not even a possibility for the Midshipmen as Army sewed that up by beating both Navy and Army this season. Army brings a team that's already bowl eligible into the contest and they've got a quarterback every bit as efficient as Dobbs in their own Trent Steelman. Should be one of the best Army-Navy contest in quite some time as the Midshipmen look to push their win streak to 9 over the Black Knights.
Talk then turns to Maryland, who is about to put the bowl trip cap on a surprising 8-4 season in College Park. If you haven't followed along your's truly has been a huge fan of Kenny Tate and Antwine Perez the Terps safety tandem that was among the best in college football and Stevens gives us some insight into their development. We also discuss the Franklin-Friedgen-Coach in Waiting dynamic and how that will play out going forward.
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