Scheer reported Niumatalolo has not accepted the job nor has he told his team about it.
Niumatalolo, 52, has been the head coach at Navy for the past 10 years. He was not present as expected at Navy football offices on Thursday or Friday, one of the people said.
Niumatalolo is the winningest coach in Midshipmen program history with a record of 84-48.
Niumatalolo has been linked to openings before but only on rare occasions has gone so far as to interview - most notably at BYU two years ago - and thus far has remained at Navy.
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Rodriguez was sacked as Arizona's head coach on January 3 following a sexual harassment allegation.
Tate tweeted out that he didn't "come to Arizona to run the triple option".
Arizona's coaching search commenced after former Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez was sacked earlier this month amid sexual harassment allegations.
The sophomore completed 62.0 percent of his passes for 1,591 yards, 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions. The California native was the first Wildcats player to have three games of at least 200 rushing yards in a season.