College Football World Reacts To Navy Football Firing Then Rehiring Coach Over The Course Of 48 Hours

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  • Navy reportedly fired one of its football coaches only to bring him back on staff two days later.
  • Assistant coach Ivin Jasper is reportedly back with the team, but in a smaller role.
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Navy’s football season has not gone to plan two games into the campaign. The Midshipmen are 0-2 on the year and have been outscored by their opponents, Marshall and Air Force, by a combined score of 72-10.

After scoring just 10 points in two games it’s understandable that the seat of offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper was starting to get hot. Then again, it’s just two games, there’s time to improve on the offensive side of the ball.

Apparently Navy’s athletic director Chet Gladchuck didn’t see it that way. Gladchuck had already seen enough and reportedly fired him immediately after Navy’s 23-3 loss to Air Force on Saturday.

Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo confirmed the report that it was the athletic director that made the decision to fire Jasper, which is a rather unprecedented move for an AD to make in the middle of a season.

Perhaps Gladchuck realized that he had overstepped his boundaries, because Jasper has already been brought back on staff with the Midshipmen. It sounds like Niumatalolo went to bat for Jasper, who had been Navy’s OC since 2008, and had him brought back as a QB coach.

It’s a bizarre situation, and social media reacted to the back-and-forth news accordingly.

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