"There were people coming with the candy tray, the chocolate chip cookie was nice and warm," Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "It's obviously designed for a football team, so the spacing was awesome. I was kind of sad when they said it was only a two-hour flight. You know, usually you want a quick flight, but this time I was a little sad."
The Mids will take on Kansas State in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee, on Tuesday.
Although a Navy spokesman told the Washington Post that the program did pay for use of the Patriots' plane, this continues a connection between the Annapolis, Maryland, institution and New England coach Bill Belichick. His father was an assistant coach and scout at Navy.