When I asked who everyone thought was the team’s best receiver over the last seven years, I figured Tyree Barnes would come out on top for a few reasons. One, he’s fresh in our memories. Two, he was really, really good. Physically he’s everything you want a wide receiver to be, and he could get up to catch a ball with the best of them. It was no surprise to see Jason Tomlinson and Reggie Campbell bringing in a few votes themselves. What absolutely stuns me, though, is seeing Eric Roberts so far behind. Really?? Roberts probably made more circus catches than anyone in Navy history. He leads the group with 1,213 career receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, and his 23.3 yards per reception for his career is the school record. I can live with Tyree getting the most votes, but Eric Roberts should have at least been second. How soon we forget.
Anyway, on to this week’s poll. This week we look to the spring. In nature, spring is the time of birth and emergence. The same can be said for college football, as new players step up to replace those who have moved on. This year’s spring practice looks like it’ll be the most interesting of the last few years, with several positions up for grabs without an obvious front-runner. Well, at least not from where we’re sitting, anyway. So the question is: which position battle are you looking forward to the most this spring?