Brian Newberry on The Berry Tramel Show: Crazy era hasn’t hit Navy football

Brian Newberry on The Berry Tramel Show: Crazy era hasn’t hit Navy football

OKC’s Brian Newberry is the football coach at Navy, where the transfer portal and NIL have yet to change the job, other than initial recruiting.

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

| Feb 13, 2024, 9:21am CST

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

Feb 13, 2024, 9:21am CST

Navy football coach Brian Newberry grew up in OKC, went to Westmoore High School and now sheds a tear while he’s standing on the sideline awaiting the kickoff of the Army-Navy game.

On this episode of The Berry Tramel Show, Newberry shares how much he loves his job, which hasn’t been too affected by the madness of the transfer portal and NIL, his Oklahoma past and Navy football’s future.

Episode highlights:

0:48: Why he has one of the nation’s best jobs

2:09: The transfer portal’s effect on the Midshipmen

4:22: On coaching the Army-Navy game

8:35: On his memories at Westmoore High School

16:29: On the future of Navy football

18:44: On Navy’s option offense

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove

Creative Director: Michael Lane

Social media: Bobby Howard

Director of Content: Mike Sherman

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Berry Tramel is a 45-year veteran of Oklahoma journalism, having spent 13 years at the Norman Transcript and 32 years at The Oklahoman. He has been named Oklahoma Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. Born and raised in Norman, Tramel grew up reading four newspapers a day and began his career at age 17. His first assignment was the Lexington-Elmore City high school football game, and he’s enjoyed the journey ever since, having covered NBA Finals and Rose Bowls and everything in between. Tramel and his wife, Tricia, were married in 1980 and live in Norman near their daughter, son-in-law and three granddaughters. Tramel can be reached at 405-760-8080 or at [email protected].

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