Navy senior slotback Gee Gee Greene was attending church Sunday in Glenarden, paying special mind to the sermon that morning. The guest pastor spoke about five ways toward a more fulfilling life, and among them were adaptation, perpetually moving forward and being accountable for personal choices.
On Monday night, Greene emphasized those principles to his teammates in an impassioned speech Coach Ken Niumatalolo called one of the most memorable he has heard.
It’s the type of initiative Niumatalolo has come to expect from Greene and fellow slotbacks Bo Snelson and John Howell. All are seniors and part of the most tested group on offense, which in the season opener Sept. 1 against Notre Dame in Dublin will have new starters at multiple positions.
“It’s a super impressive group,” Niumatalolo said Tuesday morning after practice, “and I told them I know they’re probably the most versatile group that can catch the ball, that can run it, that knows the offense. But they’re also pretty good motivational speakers too. A pretty well-rounded group.”