Ken Niumatalolo

And in that corner… The Navy Midshipmen

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The theme of this week’s game might very well be mutual respect. But if Notre Dame is going to get their season back on track, they’ll need to very quickly get past any sort of reverence they have for Ken Niumatalolo and the Navy Midshipmen and look for any way to beat them. Sandwiched between showdowns [more]

Offseason Q&A: Navy

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As it does annually, Notre Dame's game with Navy is a terrifying proposition. While the Irish haven't lost to Ken Niumatalolo's team since 2010, the Midshipmen have pushed the Irish to the max—and the Navy hangover is beginning to be a thing. The Washington Post's Gene Wang joins us for an offseason update. [more]

Pregame Six Pack: Another scare from Navy

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As Notre Dame and Navy meet for the 88th straight time, we reach a familiar time of year and a particularly scary Saturday for the Irish. As ghosts and goblins prepare to roam the streets in search of trick or treat, the Irish coaching staff receives its annual scare in the form of a triple-option offense and a football team with nothing to lose. [more]

Kelly on cut blocks: “Stop being crybabies”

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With a week off between Florida State and Navy, Brian Kelly and his coaching staff had an extra week of preparation for Ken Niumatalolo's triple-option attack. Allowing his team to leave campus during the university's fall break, Kelly afforded his players a chance to recharge their batteries after being on campus since June. [more]

Post-Spring Update: Navy

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We continue our tour of Notre Dame's 2014 opponents with a look at Navy. Powered by Keenan Reynolds, the Midshipmen offense should be the most dangerous it's been under Ken Niumatalolo. [more]