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Assistant James Adams leaves Navy football program for Purdue

Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo will need to find a new defensive assistant, an unexpected development at this point of the year.

The Lafayette Journal & Courier reported Monday that Purdue has hired defensive backs coach James Adams away from Navy. Adams departs Navy after just one year on staff and leaves amidst spring practice.

“It didn’t take long to figure out that James Adams was a rising star in this profession,” Niumatalolo told The Capital in a text message Monday afternoon. “We are grateful for all his contributions to The Brotherhood. We wish James and his family all the best.