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Sal Interdonato

Award-winning writer Sal Interdonato has been on the Army football beat since 2007. He’ll take you inside the huddle and into the lives of the Black Knights.

Prediction time: Wake Forest

Army is a 2.5-point favorite at Wake Forest Saturday. The Black Knights has lost seven straight games to Wake Forest and are 0-6 at BB&T Stadium. Army was a 3-point home underdog when Wake Forest led by nose guard Nikita Whitlock’s 15 tackles defeated the Black Knights 25-11 last September at Michie Stadium. Army is [...]

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Coaching connections: Wake Forest

Army coach Jeff Monken and Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson were on the same 1992 University of Buffalo staff as offensive assistants. Monken coached the wide receivers and tight ends and was the recruiting coordinator. Clawson coached quarterbacks and running backs. Clawson left Buffalo to become Lehigh’s running backs coach in 1993. “He was an [...]

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Sept. 16 practice blog

Army offensive coordinator Brent Davis and offensive line coach Bob Bodine stayed on top of their position players for most of the team periods of practice. The Black Knights are coming off a game where the line didn’t get the push it usually gets against a tough Stanford defense in a 35-0 loss Saturday. Army [...]

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Wake Forest week: Coach Monken presser

  Here are some quotes from Army coach Jeff Monken’s press conference Tuesday heading into Saturday’s game at Wake Forest: Opening statement “We’re disappointed coming off the loss to Stanford. They have an outstanding football team. I knew we’d have to play our very best football game to have a chance to win and we [...]

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Quick thoughts: Stanford

Few positives to take out of Army’s 35-0 loss at No. 15 Stanford. The defense’s first-half effort was impressive. After Stanford scored a touchdown on the game’s opening drive, Army forced four straight punts. Stanford’s offense had its first three-and-out of the season on its second possession. Andrew King and Joe Drummond recorded Army’s first [...]

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2015 recruiting update: Lee, Williams schedule visits

Thomas Stone (Md.) defensive back Trey Lee will visit Army on the weekend of the Ball State game on Oct. 4. Smyrna (Tenn.) cornerback D.J. Williams will attend the Air Force game on Nov. 1.  Williams was recently offered by Toledo. Army recently offered St. John (Ohio) wide receiver Maxwell McCormick, Daphne (Ala.) linebacker-safety Mykhael [...]

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Looking ahead: 2014 opponents

Army’s remaining opponents went 3-6 this week. The 10 teams are a combined 10-16. Wake Forest (1-2, away, Sept. 20) L 36-24 at Utah State: The Demon Deacons trailed 29-7 at halftime. Wake Forest running backs rushed 15 times for a total of seven yards. Quarterback John Wolford completed 40 percent of his passes for [...]

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Postgame Stanford: Coach Monken

Jeff Monken’s comments after his team’s 35-0 loss to Stanford. On the running game struggling for yardage “I thought we had a lot of good plays called today. We just got knocked back. They were playing the blocks, knocked those back up front at the point of attack. They defeated double teams. When we got [...]

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Postgame Stanford: Drummond, Dixon

Senior defensive end Joe Drummond and senior fullback Larry Dixon comment after Army’s 35-0 loss at No. 15 Stanford. Joe Drummond On Stanford’s offense “They came out especially in the second half like a team on a mission. They made the plays that they had to and we didn’t make the big plays that we [...]

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Second-half blog: Stanford 35, Army 0 Final

Army stopped three times inside Stanford’s 2-yard line. A.J. Schurr dropped for loss running option left on 4th-and-1 from Stanford 2. Kevin Hogan throws fourth touchdown of the game, 32 yards to Ty Montgomery. Stanford 35, Army 0, 6:09 left game. A.J. Schurr replaces Angel Santiago at quarterback. Fullback Larry Dixon hurt after picking up [...]

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