Navy coach said to be top ‘option’ to replace Rodriquez
By Michael Lev | Arizona Daily Star
Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo, who has a personal connection to Arizona’s glory days, has emerged as the leading contender for the Wildcats’ coaching job.
Niumatalolo has been offered the position, a source close to the situation told the Star. When asked if Niumatalolo was going to get the Arizona job, a separate source who has been privy to the negotiations said: “I would not be surprised.”
Niumatalolo was unexpectedly absent from the Navy football offices Friday, but is expected to meet with his staff — which has been in the dark about his plans and recent whereabouts — on Saturday morning. Niumatalolo could be telling the staff goodbye, or it could be business as usual. Like many schools, Navy is set to host recruits this weekend.