Khalil Tate tweets thinly veiled opinion on Arizona’s coaching search


Khalil Tate came off the bench to take Tucson by storm in 2017. Now, he’s hoping he gets to play under the coach he wants in 2018 and beyond.

Arizona’s star quarterback and Heisman hopeful (a 20/1 favorite) took to Twitter to voice who he wants the university to hire as Rich Rodriguez’s replacement. He did it via his protected Twitter account, so we’ll have to resort to the classic screen capture here.

Tate tweeted displeasure with the possibility of Arizona hiring Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo earlier Friday, posting “ I didn’t come here to run the triple option.” His second tweet again goes against hiring Niumatalolo, who was reportedly offered a contract by Arizona on Friday, while likely pointing his “loyalty” preference to interim head coach Marcel Yates.

Yates has served as Arizona’s defensive coordinator for the last 2 seasons and stuck around after the firing of Rodriguez. Multiple players campaigned for Yates’ job in the immediate aftermath of Rodriguez’s firing.

Western Kentucky head coach Mike Sanford also reportedly emerged as a candidate for the Arizona vacancy earlier this week.

Rodriguez was fired a little over a week ago after 7 seasons at the helm of the program amid allegations of sexual misconduct and creating a hostile work environment.

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