Navy Football: 4 areas Midshipmen must improve in 2018

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If Navy football wants to win the American Athletic Conference this year, they will need to improve in four key areas: quarterback, size, special teams and defense.

The Navy Midshipmen put together a strong season in 2017, but they have their eyes set higher next season. In order for them to keep moving onward they’ll need to make a few fixes in their preparation entering next season. That starts with the most important position: quarterback

1. Navy’s quarterback situation

It is no question that Navy’s success depends  on the performance of its quarterback.  After the transition of last year’s quarterback, Zach Abey, to wide receiver, it appears Coach Niumatalolo has decided Navy will be moving forward with the rising junior, Malcolm Perry. 

Perry played slotback for most of the past two years with minimal time at quarterback. Perry started in last year’s game against Army, Perry attempted no passes in four quarters of play. Therefore, developing accuracy and comfort in the quarterback position, for Perry, will be Navy’s primary area for improvement this summer.