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Navy football reverses course, brings back recently-fired offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper as quarterbacks coach

Niumatalolo said Jasper will strictly coach the quarterbacks and will no longer have the title of offensive coordinator. Beginning with the Sept. 25 game at Houston, Niumatalolo will take over play-calling duties — a development that is not new.

“I’m already heavily involved with the offense. I always have been. I’m the head coach but I have always been on the offensive side of the ball,” Niumatalolo said. “Coach Jasper will be with the program, and he will coach the quarterbacks. I’ll call the plays and we’ll continue forward. I’ve called the plays before.”

Jasper, in his 22nd overall season at Navy, was fired following Saturday night’s 23-3 loss to service academy rival Air Force.