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Navy’s leading receiver won’t play vs. Irish

Brandon Turner

Of course, when it comes to the ground-based Navy, “leading”  is relative, but it’s a loss for the Midshipmen nonetheless.

Following practice Tuesday, head coach Ken Niumatalolo confirmed that wide receiver Brandon Turner will not travel to Dublin, Ireland, for Navy’s season opener against Notre Dame.  Other than it being an “in-house deal, a family deal,” Niumatalolo would not delve into the specifics of what amounts to a one-game suspension.

The coach did allow that the receiver would be in uniform for the following week’s game on the road against Penn State.

The suspension is the latest hiccup for the senior this summer.  Earlier this month, Turner failed a physical readiness test and was not permitted to begin practicing with his teammates until a week or so ago.

As a junior last season, the 6-4, 225-pound Turner led the Midshipmen in receptions (14) and receiving yards (300).  Turner accounted for nearly a quarter of Navy’s receptions and nearly a third of its receiving yards in 2011.

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8 Responses to “Navy’s leading receiver won’t play vs. Irish”
  1. steeler1nation says: Aug 29, 2012 2:47 PM

    does it matter when a team who runs the ball 90% the time loses a receiver, even their “leading” receiver?
    nope. it’s all about controlling the line of scrimmage via their triple option attack. it’s black & white: either it’s working, or it’s not working.
    go Middies!

  2. steeler1nation says: Aug 29, 2012 7:55 PM

    beat those arrogant, overrated, delusional Notre Damers, Navy! … again!

  3. ndhelf says: Aug 29, 2012 8:27 PM

    ND wont lose to Navy–

    Not like the OVERRATED STEELERS lost to a QB that will be out of the league this year Mr. Tim Tebow..

    Didn’t Tim(I can’t complete a pass) Tebow pass for 316 yards and 2 tds against that so called Steeler Curtin defense…Correct me if I am wrong; but wasn’t that a 1st round playoff game…

    Go back down to your Moms basement and have her make you some chicken noodle soup so you feel better… Steeler-Penn State Fan…

  4. ndhelf says: Aug 29, 2012 8:51 PM

    Waiting for a resonse Steeler1nation???

    Mommy can’t come up with any more adjectives for you to use…..

  5. ohioirishfan says: Aug 29, 2012 9:22 PM

    As an ND fan and veteran, I will not speak badly about the Naval Academy. But to the Steeler fan, shut up! Your aging team is about at the end of their time.

    You know why the Steelers don’t have cheerleaders??? Because their QB is a sexual predator and it’s an unsafe work environment for women!

  6. ohioirishfan says: Aug 29, 2012 9:23 PM

    @ndhelf, he cannot respond he is listening to “Sweet Caroline” thinking about the good old days at PSU…

  7. dccowboy says: Aug 30, 2012 10:10 AM

    “does it matter when a team who runs the ball 90% the time loses a receiver, even their “leading” receiver?”

    Yes, it does matter. Turner is a very good blocker and in the spread option offense Navy runs WR need to be good blockers. Turner is one of the bigger, better blockers among the WRs.

  8. mwmg42 says: Aug 30, 2012 10:14 AM

    This is actually a good benefit for the Irish despite Navy’s large dedication to their run attack. This is because their QB apparently actually has a much better arm than many of the typical Navy QB’s.
    Also, I would much rather not have a 6’4 225 guy going against our somewhat inexperienced secondary. Regardless, GO IRISH!

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