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After tough loss, Niumatalolo shows tough side

After tough loss, Niumatalolo shows tough side

He has gone from being a virtual unknown outside the walls of the Naval Academy to a respected, if still hard to pronounce name, in the coaching community. He has won more games in his first four years than any coach in the program's history. But don't tell that to Ken Niumatalolo, especially this week. He has a lot more important matters to figure out. Like keeping his team from unraveling after last week's 35-34 overtime loss to Air Force that cost the Midshipmen a shot at getting back the coveted Commander in Chief's Trophy after losing it last season for the first time since 2002. Like helping the Midshipmen avoid their first three-game losing streak since 2002...