Conference talk or lack of

The subject always comes up, even in the offseason. Should Army join a football conference? Is losing its schedule flexibility worth the conference cash and tie-ins? And which conference is the right fit for Army?

I posed the question to new athletic director Boo Corrigan last week.

“You look at where we are and the success of the last two years under Rich Ellerson and what he’s done here,” Corrigan said. “The most important thing for us is to get really healthy in football and be able to string together some wins. We need to maximize what we’ve done in two years and continue the growth if we have an opportunity. At the end of the day, determining what healthy is and what isn’t healthy, we got to get healthy in football and our other sports”

So what is Corrigan’s definition of healthy for the football program?

“Healthy is winning,” Corrigan said. “I’m not going to put a number on, ‘we are really healthy if we get this amount of wins or we are a fitness fanatic if we get this amount of wins.’ Clearly, it’s about wins and it’s about the opportunities we have before us.  I can’t stressed enough in coach Ellerson’s ability to retain his staff for a third year. That’s part of being healthy. It leads to a better environment, a better continuity with the team, staff and kids…The fact that we’re able to maintain staff for a few years is a great sign of health for us.”

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