I’ve seen a some positive comments around the Web about Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo’s emotional postgame interview with a CBS sideline reporter, so I figured I’d post it here for anyone who might have missed it.
Niumatalolo uses his air time to praise the players on both teams, and says how much he respects them — not for how they played the game, but for going to the academies during a time of two wars. Niumatalolo chokes up when talking about how the many of the players will be heading to battle in the future, and it’s obvious that the coach is truly moved by the path these young men have chosen.
Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs, the game’s MVP, is interviewed first.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_v5WADP5rw[/youtube]