by Lee Brecheen
March 2, 2010 – David Mills (6-2, 270) is a red shirt sophomore from Lafayette who played high school ball at Westminster Christian in Opelousas, Louisiana. David will compete in spring and fall at nose guard, one of the team’s deepest positions to win a job. Four nose guards return lead by Senior Nate Frazier, Second team Senior Chase Burge (6-4, 270), and third team Francis Archibald (6-2, 270), a sophomore. There’s also junior Jared Marks (6-5, 301). It looks as if 2011 will be the year for David Mills to get in the two deep rotation. Mills will be a junior and will probably rotate with Archibald and Marks. If things go right he could be the starting nose guard in 2011. David played Offensive Line and Defensive Line in high school, where he never left the game. This is a very strong kid, who plays all out. Louisiana Notes for Navy
- Defensive Coordinator Buddy Green for Navy was at LSU in 1980 and Southern University in 1981. Buddy was the Defensive Coordinator at Southern University.
- Linebackers coach Justin Davis for Navy was a grad assistant for La Tech where he received his master’s degree in 2005.
- Defensive Line coach Tony Grantham for Navy was a grad assistant for two years under Nick Saban at LSU. He also worked with Tony Romo at Eastern Illinois, who’s now, as we all know, the QB for the Dallas Cowboys.
All photos Courtesy of the United States Naval Academy