Navy Football Video: Watch Midshipmen Bust out Dance Moves Before Practice

Wes ODonnell@wesodonnellFeatured ColumnistApril 11, 2012

Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo was "tired of this touching grass crap" when his Midshipmen were stretching before practice.

As a long, arduous spring session comes to a close in Annapolis, the fourth-year coach decided he'd shake things up by letting his team break it down.

A few group dances, including the classic "Electric Slide" got things started before the team ultimately wound up in a dance-off circle.

The dance session came to a close with coach Niumatalolo himself shimmying and shaking to the delight of his players.

This Saturday, the team will close the spring for good with their annual spring game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Despite their 5-7 record, the Midshipmen actually had a good year in 2011.

Most importantly, Navy beat Army, but they also lost a number of close games. Of their seven losses, five of them came by three points or less and they averaged nearly 30 points per game.

This year, they'll open the season overseas in Dublin, Ireland against Notre Dame before returning Stateside and taking on Penn State two weeks later. An exciting, but unenviable task.

That being said, they could certainly surprise one, or both, of the two powerhouse programs. They've obviously got a few tricks up their sleeve and they can never be taken lightly.

It is unlikely that the dancing routine will remain part of their stretching regimen, but we can say that the Midshipmen don't know how to get down.