Nose guard Danny Ring and former starting quarterback Trey Miller are no longer on Navy's football roster.
Ring was set to enter preseason camp in August as the starter at nose guard. He had 17 tackles (two for loss) and one sack while appearing in 13 games as a sophomore last year, including three starts. Ring earned a starting nod for the Midshipmen's final two games.
Sophomore Bernard Serra, who earned the program's Admiral Mack award as the most improved player during spring practice, is now listed as the starter at nose guard. He made six tackles as a reserve in eight games last season. Seniors Barry Dabney and Travis Bridges are Serra's backups.
Miller started the first five games at quarterback last season, struggling with turnovers before suffering a second-half ankle injury at Air Force on Oct. 6. Freshman Keenan Reynolds entered and rallied the Mids to an overtime victory and never relinquished the starting job.
Miller played in only three of the season's final eight games, finishing the season with 293 yards and three touchdowns rushing and 399 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions passing. He also lost seven fumbles.
Coach Ken Niumatalolo hoped to find a way to get Miller on the field as a senior, and a full-time switch to slotback was made during the spring after quarterback John Hendrick progressed enough for coaches to feel comfortable with him as Reynolds' top backup. Miller was a second-stringer at slotback entering the summer.
--- Patrick Stevens