This is going to be a busy offseason for the Navy football program, which suddenly finds itself in crisis mode.
One of the most consistently successful programs in all of college football has hit the skids the last season and a half. Head coach Ken Niumatalolo must immediately begin the process of figuring out what has gone wrong and why.
Niumatalolo admitted after Saturday’s disappointing 17-10 loss to archrival Army that some serious soul-searching is required. Every single person involved with Navy football – coaches, players, athletic administration and support staff – needs to take a long look in the mirror and ask themselves what they can do to help turn things around.
Navy just completed an absolutely dismal season with a 3-10 record. That is both alarming and appalling at the same time. Just four years ago, the Midshipmen set a single-season record by winning 11 games. How did this proud program fall so far, so fast?