Niumatalolo released a statement to the Capital Gazette of Annapolis, Maryland: "After much prayer and pondering, it has become crystal clear that USNA is a special place with special people, and I love it here. Plus I have unfinished business to finish". The Midshipmen run a version of the triple-option, which is standard at service academies but rare at Power Five programs.
In 11 seasons at Navy, Niumatalolo has a record of 84-48, and he has led the Midshipmen to a bowl game on 10 occasions.
The Wildcats went 7-6 in 2017, which marked Tate's first full season as the team's starting quarterback.
Arizona QB Khalil Tate can breathe a little easier.
Chelsea running on empty, admits Conte
Perhaps his Chelsea side still hasn't recovered from the festive period workload and hasn't had sufficient rest time. The second half picked up where the first half left off, as Chelsea continued to look off the pace in the games.
The triple-option offense Niumatalolo runs at Navy is perplexing for defenses but would have been an odd fit in the Pac-12.
Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate, who led the NCAA in rushing yards by a quarterback and would seem like a ideal fit to run the triple option, posted a now deleted tweet saying that he, "didn't come to Arizona to run the triple option". He won't have to worry about it with the latest news.
Arizona's coaching search is going on two weeks.
Arizona fired Rich Rodriguez earlier this month in the wake of a sexual harassment allegation the university began investigating in October, and a recent notice of a hostile-workplace lawsuit to be filed against Rodriguez.