I didn't say I don't want to be 12-0, just that beating Navy is the highest goal we have.
Recruiting is so difficult for the academies. Without offering schollies (although you kind of do, since it is paid for) and more importantly, with service time looming over your head after you are done, no one with even a whiff of the NFL wants to go there. The last time an Army player went to the NFL, he was forced to sit out 3 years before he was put in the reserves. By then, the Lions saw he was so rusty that he was a special teams player for a season and then cut.