For the second season in a row, I’ll be trading Navy v. Air Force-related e-mails with my good friend Christian Swezey and posting them here.
Sweze covered Navy for years while with The Washington Post. He left The Post in the summer when he was offered a columnist position at Inside Lacrosse, but he still covers the Midshipmen for GoMids.com. He has terrific insight about Navy and is an incredible historical source for college football in general and service academy football in particular.
In other words, you’ll learn a lot more from him than me this week when I post the e-mails we trade on the blog.
So enjoy. And if there are any questions you’d like me to ask Sweze, please leave them in the comments section.
Yo Sweze –
So Navy is 2-2 on the season.
A few quick questions for you:
-Navy looked like it might be down after starting 1-2. But the Midshipmen have recorded two straight big wins, including Saturday against then-No. 16 Wake. How good is this Navy team compared to last season?
-How is first-year coach Ken Niumatalolo doing in his first season? He had some enormous shoes to fill.
-I know the return of quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada was a huge shot in the arm for Navy, but he got hurt again against Wake. Will he play against Air Force? If not, how much does that hurt the Midshipmen?
-Have you ever mis-spelled “Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada” in print? And have you ever covered a team that had a prominent player with a more difficult name to type? Over-under on times I blow the spelling this week is 2.5.