As spring practices commence around the nation, I’ll be looking at each of Notre Dame’s 12 opponents in the 2012 season and addressing some key questions and some potential breakout players.
This installment features the Navy Midshipmen, who will meet the Irish in the season opener in Ireland on Sept. 1. The Mids are coming off of their first losing season since 2002, finishing 5-7 despite a 10th consecutive win over Army. They take the field for the first time on March 19, with their spring game coming on April 14.
Next week, we’ll conclude our pre-spring previews with Michigan State and Stanford.