Navy struggled to a 5-7 record last season (with five of their losses coming by a combined 11 points), and Ken Niumatalolo is wasting no time setting the tone for 2012 in spring ball.
Instead of easing into things, Coach Niumatalolo is starting spring ball in full pads and full contact for everyone.
“I’m taking a big risk and making our quarterbacks live this spring, but we need some work,” he said. “Not only him, but the guys tackling him need some work. Our team needs some work.”
Niumatalolo also added that they'll likely put the ball in the air a little more next season, more along the lines with what they did in the 2010 season when they averaged almost 12 passes per game (this past season they averaged 9 per game).