Well, we have our answer. Navy and Maryland won’t be playing in 2010. Debbie Yow doesn’t want to wait any longer and needs to fill her schedule.
I know that a lot of people enjoyed the 2005 game, and it wouldn’t have killed me to see it happen again. I’m not going to lose any sleep over this, though. Yow went to the media and tried to coerce Navy into making a deal, and Chet didn’t bite. Good for him. If Yow’s methods are an indication of the respect that she has for the Naval Academy, I’d guess that the terms of the deal weren’t going to be very equitable, either. That’s complete speculation, obviously. Just a hunch.
Anyway, no word yet on any additions to Navy’s 2010 schedule. The last schedule that was published in the media guide indicated that there were still three games left to be added. Navy is usually somewhat tight-lipped about its schedules since they can change on a dime.
AND YET THERE’S MORE: This story just won’t give up. So now Debbie Yow wants to talk again? Sounds like someone had a little bit of egg on her face after it was revealed that, after all that grandstanding, she had backed out of an agreement. If this game happens, we can call it the Bill Wagner Bowl.