Coach Niumat pulls 7 Gs in the back seat of a Hornet, smiles, and shows us his war face. I do one Immelman in a T-34, whimper, and regret having corn chips* with lunch. This is a splendid illustration of the difference between a DAGGONE PACK OF HYENAS FOOTBALL COACH and the average blogging internet nerd.

*Seriously, corn chip barf has a high viscosity; less like the gazpacho-ish consistency of my usual upchuckings and more like a paste. It burns the nose and smells like acrid dog feet.



  1. EightyFiver

    Krystal Burger puke tastes about the same coming up as it did on the way down.
    Haven’t enjoyed a Krystal since I left Pensacola about 24 years ago. (Did I really enjoy them then?)

  2. TJ

    Lt C.J. Simonsen ’02 was the pilot … Prior Enlisted, NAPS, Varsity Letterman in Track, and now Blue Angel. Bruce Fleming does not approve.

  3. Dave Church

    Coach Kenny is a true warrior! The only thing more strenuous than 7 Gs he could do now is experience a day/night with the an incoming class during Hell Week at BUDS!

  4. Fritz '57

    Way to go Coach Niumat!! BRAVO ZULU !!

    You should show this to your team. Let ’em see what a real warrior can take.

    I’m tempted to post this video on an Alabama blog. Bammers have elevated Nick Saban to diety status. If I do my message to them will be:

    “Can your coach do this?”

  5. tphuey

    My max as a GIB was an 8.2 in the Hornet. Pulled 7+ a few times in the Phantom, which is a no-no. Had to take the turtleback off, pull the engines, and buy the maintainers a case of beer after that.

    7G’s in the break is awesome. I miss flying.

  6. Hoze 67

    That was great! Would have been interesting had the pilot been one of Coach N’s former players….like getting a little revenge for those two-a-days… :-)

  7. Douglas L Fautt

    GO NAVY, memories are made of this. Doesn’t get any better than this. God bless our men and women of the US Navy and the rest of our great Military. Thank you all for your service.

  8. gonavy81

    Way to go Coach! I got a T-2 ride second class summer in P-cola after stupidly having a big night drinking before. I didn’t blow chunks, but almost passed out – probably from dehydration…

  9. Aaron

    Dito! CJ simonsen definitely the man. The track teams contribution to navy football is hard to minimize (see speedster reggie campbell among others).

  10. Stephen

    World’s fastest samoan? Dunno … didn’t have a radar gun on ’em, but I’ve seen Samoans moving at a pretty good clip for one of those really big cans of Pacific canned corned beef…

    But I kid: Coach is a really good sport, and it’s nice that he gets to visit out in the fleet like this. Next up: Coach goes on the high noon run with the Marines on Guam.

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