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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 file photo, Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo, right, stands with his players during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers won 21-20. For the first time since 2003, the Midshipmen are coming off a losing season. After going 5-7 and having their run of eight straight bowl bids end, the Midshipmen enter the 2012 season with a sense of urgency. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 file photo, Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo, right, stands with his players during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers won 21-20. For the first time since 2003, the Midshipmen are coming off a losing season. After going 5-7 and having their run of eight straight bowl bids end, the Midshipmen enter the 2012 season with a sense of urgency. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

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