Khalil Tate isn’t a fan of the triple option.
As Arizona looks to replace scandal-ridden head coach Rich Rodriguez, it may have to worry about the status of star quarterback Khalil Tate.
Arizona reportedly interviewed Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo for its head coaching vacancy today. Tate isn’t a fan of the news.
He took to Twitter and posted a tweet criticizing the offense run under Niumatalolo at Navy.
The Midshipmen run the triple option, but Tate isn’t a fan. He posted a message criticizing the scheme, but deleted it a few minutes later.
The internet is forever though.
Tate put up ridiculous numbers after taking over as Arizona’s primary quarterback in October. He finished the season with 1,591 passing yards with 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Tate is most dangerous on the ground — he ran the ball 153 times for 1,411 yards and 12 more scores, good for an eye-popping 9.2 yards per carry.
However, the dual-threat quarterback doesn’t want Navy’s offense to become his own. Even if Niumatalolo lands the job, he might not be resigned to running the triple option, although that seemingly is all he’s done during his career.