OT - Arizona offers Ken Niumatalolo EDIT: Not So Fast?

OT - Arizona offers Ken Niumatalolo EDIT: Not So Fast?

Submitted by Couzen Rick's on January 12th, 2018 at 3:35 PM
Edit, looks like UA officials are pumping the brakes on prior reports. Link: https://www.azdesertswarm.com/football/2018/1/12/16885818/arizona-footb…

Arizona is rumored to be offering their open HC job to Ken Niumatalolo of Navy, a proponent of the triple option offense. He's an understudy of former Navy/current Georgia Tech HC/Option Guru Paul Johnson.

I'm interested to see how this offense would perform in the spread heavy Pac 12, especially given the existing talent from Rich Rod's Spread Offense. Arizona would also seemingly be an easier place to recruit to vs GT and the service academies.

link: http://tucson.com/sports/arizonawildcats/football/navy-s-ken-niumatalol…

 

Wolverine Engineers Participate in Navy Sponsored Submarine Races

Wolverine Engineers Participate in Navy Sponsored Submarine Races

Submitted by MadMatt on June 29th, 2017 at 9:21 AM

A team from the Univ of Michigan joined with teams from other countries and other universtities in the 14th biennial International Submarine Race at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in West Bethesda Maryland.  The goal is to demonstrate a human powered submarine that can navigate an underwater obstacle course as quickly as possible.  These craft typically reach speeds of 5-6 knots, with the record being 7.4 knots.  Also, there is a award for the best innovation in the design.

The competitiion will run from June 25-30.  I hope to post an update of how well our team did.

Go Blue!

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=101242

http://internationalsubmarineraces.org/

OTish Niumatalolo to stay at Navy

OTish Niumatalolo to stay at Navy

Submitted by Michigan Eaglet on December 16th, 2015 at 8:25 PM

Per ESPN, Ken Niumatalolo has decided to stay at Navy as their head coach instead of going to BYU. This is relevant as Lance Anderson is now likely considered the front runner for the position. 

Link

Edit: And now it looks like Anderson is staying at Stanford. The DCC search continues.

"Kalani Sitake 'is prepared, and expected' to coach BYU if Ken Niumatalolo stays at Navy, per report. A new report seems to give some clarity in the BYU coaching pecking order"

Link

Morning Open Thread: Notre Dame vs Navy

Morning Open Thread: Notre Dame vs Navy

Submitted by Zone Left on September 1st, 2012 at 7:41 AM

Let's count the ways this doesn't make sense.

  1. 9am EST kickoff. By the time the West Coast rolls out of bed, the game will be over.
  2. No five star tailbacks in Ireland.
  3. Jetlag and other distraction slows preparation for Week 2.
  4. Seriously Navy, you're an American service academy playing a game in Ireland?
  5. The jerseys.

Edit: The jerseys are not being worn today, but they still suck.

Navy to Join the Big East: The Push Towards Notre Dame Joining a Conference is Growing

Navy to Join the Big East: The Push Towards Notre Dame Joining a Conference is Growing

Submitted by hart20 on January 25th, 2012 at 2:08 AM

Navy, after 130 years of football independence, will be joining the Big East as a football only school starting in 2015.

Some of you might not think much of this news; it's the Big East and Navy, not exactly known for being football powerhouses. But I find this quote telling, 

 

Navy has been playing football since 1879 without conference affiliation, but academy officials said they believe independence will be too difficult to maintain as other powerful leagues grow. Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk said scheduling games late in the season, landing desirable television deals and securing bowl bids will become a problem for Navy.

“Opportunities to exist as independents into the future are clearly in jeopardy,” he said.

Link: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-bigeast-navy

 

(Note: if you don't want to read anything about ND then don't read anymore. The rest of this thread is me talking about the effect of this and other events on ND's slow roll towards a conference)

 

Can you think of another notable independent school? Perhaps one about 3 hours away from Ann Arbor? One that has been stuck in a state of perpetual ineptitude for about the past 20 years? If you thought of Notre Dame, well, you were correct.

I think the push for ND to joing a conference is getting louder and louder by the proverbial hour. ND's schedule breaks down like this: They play 3 Big Ten teams (Michigan, MSU, Purdue), 2 Pac-12 teams (Stanford and USC), Navy, and Pitt every year. Looking at their 2012 schedule, they fill the rest of their schedule with 3 more teams from the ACC (Miami, Wake Forest, and Boston College), Oklahoma, which is just a home-and-away, and then some middling team from a terrible conference, next year it's BYU.  

With the B1G and Pac-12 entering into their agreement, the Pac-12 will play 9 conference games, on top of the B1G games, and while the B1G will only play 8 conference games, Delany wanted to go to 9 conference games before this agreement went into place and presumably he still wants to go to 9 conference games eventually. With Pitt going to the ACC, and the ACC going to a 9 game schedule, 4 of the teams on ND's schedule will soon be crunched for the space to schedule ND. With the Big East intent on becoming a super conference of incompetence, they'll likely be going to a 9 game schedule as well. It wouldn't be a stretch for the B1G, the ACC, and Stanford to drop ND from the schedule. I figure USC and Navy are two pretty "important" rivalries that will get preserved.

You think NBC will continue to shell out money for ND to play Idaho St. and Alabama Tech? NBC's already moved some of their games to Versus. With the money the BTN is making the B1G schools, I think the Big Ten is going to start to look pretty appealing to ND sooner, rather than later.  

OT-Carrier Classic

OT-Carrier Classic

Submitted by g_reaper3 on November 11th, 2011 at 12:27 AM
The wife works at Quicken Loans which enabled a free trip to San Diego to theCarrier Classic. Went to the official pre-party tonight. Pretty impressive event. Several Navy guys gave impressive speeches on all the operations going on. Really made me feel guilty about all they do without much gratitude. Also, while I almost hate to admit it, Izzo really seems like a class guy. Roy Williams as well. It would really be awesome if Michigan could get into this event in the future. Anyways, every should be thankful for our military tomorrow (and every day).

OT: Ed DeChellis leaving Penn State for Navy

OT: Ed DeChellis leaving Penn State for Navy

Submitted by FabFiver5 on May 23rd, 2011 at 4:55 PM

According to ESPN, Ed DeChellis is leaving Penn State for the head coaching job at Navy. A little strange, considering DeChellis is a PSU alum, just got a contract exension in 2009 and got them back to the tourney. Does this mean even he believes you can't win at Penn State?

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=6580565