After a demoralizing 55-3 loss to BYU on Monday, Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo blamed the listless performance on himself, having decided against significant contact during fall camp out of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
On Wednesday, Niumatalolo said Navy will go back to normal practice sessions with full contact during numerous drills and 11-on-11 scrimmages.
"We've got no choice," Niumatalolo said. "It's the worst we've ever played."
He added that players will now be tested twice a week (instead of once a week) for the coronavirus, which makes him more comfortable doing full-contact practices.