2. lots of teams play navy without having their seasons collapse right after. The injuries suffered by the defense seemed spread over a number of games and not concentrated against the midshipmen.
3. No good coach would agree to those terms.
No excuses can overcome your first point. An unranked SC team beat us in the first 10 minutes and then took the foot off the gas like we were a grade school team. Kelly's lack of preparedness on offense and special teams should get his ass fired.