Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus talks to Dan Patrick about Saturday's Army vs. Navy game and answers some questions about the game including why Navy is always listed second.
Usually, you have to get up pretty early on Saturdays in Hawaii to watch Navy football. But in the town of Laie, a lot of proud residents are willing to do it. For one thing, it’s the hometown of highly successful Midshipmen coach Ken Niumatalolo. But there was another reason for Laie to tune in this season. Alohi Gilman shares the same hometown as the coach, and the safety has become a key contributor in the secondary as a freshman. “Every week whenever I call home, I get a bunch of texts that say, ‘Tell Coach Ken I said hi,’ ” Gilman says. “They’re all rooting for Navy. They’re all pretty excited to see us on a stage this big, so they’re willing to get up early.” Niumatalolo said he knew Gilman’s
In the spring of 2014, Navy football lost a member of their own -- Will McKamey. Now, those seniors remember him with their "We Will" motto.