Sport Tate takes issue with Arizona’s reported interest in Niumatalolo

22:28  12 january  2018
22:28  12 january  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

Report: Navy's Niumatalolo offered Arizona job

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Amid rumors that the Arizona Wildcats are strongly considering hiring Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo for the same position, quarterback Khalil Tate has seemingly spoken out against such a hire. Report : Kevin Sumlin to become next head coach at Arizona .

Arizona Wildcats quarterback Khalil Tate is evidently not a fan of the Arizona Wildcats' reported interest in Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo . What they are saying about the possibility of Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo taking over at Arizona

a man wearing a costume© Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports Amid rumors that the Arizona Wildcats are strongly considering hiring Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo for the same position, quarterback Khalil Tate has seemingly spoken out against such a hire in a tweet that has since been deleted.

In another deleted tweet, Tate declared he “didn’t come to Arizona to run the tripple option.”

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Tate has also strongly advocated for defensive coordinator Marcel Yates to be his next head coach.

Anyone who watched Navy in recent years know that Niumatalolo’s offense is almost exclusively a running offense, utilizing the triple option. His quarterbacks attempted just 102 passes all year long during the 2017 season, completing just 42 for 1,005 yards.

Appearing in 11 games this past season for the Wildcats, Tate — a dual-threat quarterback who had nearly as many rushing yards as he had passing — went 111-of-179 for 1,591 yards with 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions. While he is very much a running threat, it’s obvious he doesn’t want to be pigeon-holed here.

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Friday, reports surfaced that Navy’ s Ken Niumatalolo was a “strong candidate” to take over as sake — star quarterback Khalil Tate wrote that “he didn’t come to Arizona to run the tripple (sic) option.” After a rough 2017 season at BYU, the Pac-12 has a vested interest in seeing the Cougars rebound

Tate previously made it clear he was not interested in having Niumatalolo come to Arizona because he doesn’t see himself as a triple-option quarterback. Jason Scheer of WildcatAuthority.com reported Friday that Niumatalolo was offered the job on Thursday. He has not yet decided to take it

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