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Ken Niumatalolo Is Reportedly A 'Serious Candidate' For Arizona Job

Arizona football players take the field.

TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 24: The Arizona Wildcats take the field prior to the college football game against the Washington Huskies at Arizona Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Ken Niumatalolo could be the head coach of a new team soon.

Arizona parted ways with former head coach Rich Rodriguez earlier this month, and has yet to name a replacement. However, the Wildcats are reportedly zeroing in on a few candidates.

Among them is Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo.

According to the Arizona Daily Star, Niumatalolo was absent from the Navy football offices today.

Ken Niumatalolo was unexpectedly absent from the Navy football offices today, fueling strong speculation that he will be the next coach of the Arizona Wildcats.

Niumatalolo, a disciple of former UA coach Dick Tomey, is believed to be interviewing and is considered one of the finalists.

Niumatalolo, 52, has been the head coach at Navy for the past 10 years. He led the Midshipmen to an 84-47 record and nine bowl appearances over that span.

[Arizona Daily Star]