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Navy's Ken Niumatalolo Makes Decision On The Arizona Job

14 January 2018

Ken Niumatalolo is no longer considering the head coaching job at Arizona and will remain the head coach at Navy, according to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports.

Niumatalolo, 84-47 in 10 years in Annapolis, has been offered the job, the Star reported, citing an unidentified source close to the situation. He was not present as expected at Navy football offices on Thursday or Friday, one of the people said.

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Since then, the Midshipmen have won four of their last five bowl games, most recently defeating Virginia in a 49-7 rout in the Military Bowl on December 28.

The Arizona job came open when Rich Rodriguez was sacked January 2 amid allegations of sexual misconduct brought by a former athletic department employee.

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Niumatalolo, a disciple of former UA coach Dick Tomey, is believed to be interviewing and is considered one of the finalists. Navy announced on Sunday that coach Ken Niumatalolo is returning for his 11th full season. Two years ago, he had an offer on the table from BYU, but ultimately opted to stay at Navy. The Navy coach is known for his triple-option attack, but it is not known whether or not he would bring that offensive scheme to Arizona. The California native was the first Wildcats player to have three games of at least 200 rushing yards in a season.

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Navy's Ken Niumatalolo Makes Decision On The Arizona Job