Dec 14, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Navy Midshipmen head coach Ken Niumatalolo reacts on the sidelines during first quarter of the 114th Army-Navy game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Navy head coach on playing Ohio State in opener: Toughest opponent in my 17 years here

The college football season is almost here and the Ohio State Buckeyes will be opening up their campaign for the year with a very tough opponent in the Navy Midshipmen. This is a team that consistently competes at the highest level they possibly could, and have even come up with their fair share of upsets under the watch of head coach Ken Niumatalolo.

But for as worried as you might think Ohio State would be about the potential trap game to start the year, it seems as if Niumatalolo is equally as nervous about starting out against the Buckeyes.

In speaking to the Baltimore Sun recently about the opening match up, Niumatalolo noted that he believes this is the toughest test that he will ever face as a coach.

“This is the toughest opening opponent we’ve had in my 17 years here,” Niumatalolo said. “Ohio State is super talented and extremely well-coached. It’s a tough, hard-nosed football team that is really disciplined and loaded with great athletes. It is very daunting task to prepare for a team of that caliber.”

The coach also noted that he believes that Ohio State has the potential to ‘embarrass” them in the game, which seems like a bit of a stretch with the way that he always has his teams ready to go for game day.

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