Heiss went home the hero. As always, there were tears in both locker rooms and all over the hallway in between. "It's something I'll never totally comprehend," said Heiss. "But I'll enjoy it. This is my dream. This is every Army player's dream."
The next day George Chaump was made the goat, fired as Navy coach after five seasons, during which he went 14-41. More important, four of those losses were to Army.
While last weekend the Cadets landed just like the sky divers, upright and on target, the Middies sounded another alarm that the academies should retreat—to Division I-AA.