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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.

Recruiting: Georgia LB Jomier Augustine, RB Jonathan Andrews join 2018 class

Jeff Monken has placed major emphasis on recruiting the state of Georgia since taking over Army coach in late 2013. The efforts of Army’s staff was rewarded Monday when the Black Knights received not one but two commitments from the Peach State. Collins Hill linebacker Jomier Augustine and Dutchtown running back Jonathan Andrews posted their [...]

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Wide Receiver Update: Cline climbing depth chart

The route and catch impressed Army coach Jeff Monken. Sophomore Kjetil (pronounced “Jetil”) Cline caught a post route at the end of the Commander in Chief’s period (live scrimmage) during Wednesday’s practice. Cline, a scout-team player as a freshman, has taken advantage of his chances as returning senior starting wide receiver Jeff Ejekam works his [...]

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August 5 practice blog

Army coach Jeff Monken’s post-practice speech went a little longer than usual. Saturday was the first time that Army’s upperclassmen and freshmen fully practiced together. Monken wasn’t pleased with the sense of urgency at points in the practice. “I’m not sure we did a great job of it today, showing those guys what it means [...]

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August 2 practice blog

Army’s first full-pads practice of the preseason was moved inside to the Foley Athletic Center due to thunderstorms in the West Point area. Sophomore cornerback Elijah Riley said he felt an adrenaline rush with his first hit during practice. “It’s nice to be able to pop again,” Riley said. What did sophomore running back Kell [...]

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Quick thoughts: First freshmen practice

Army’s freshman class took the practice field for the first time Monday afternoon. Strength and conditioning coach Brian Hess guided the freshmen through their first warmups. The practice was about 90 minutes long and featured plenty of fundamental work. Didn’t see a lot of offense, but quarterback Christian Anderson showed a strong arm on a [...]

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Recruiting: Georgia RB David Woodward fulfills dream, commits to Army

David Woodward’s decision to commit to Army went over pretty well considering his company at a family reunion Sunday. Woodward’s grandfather, uncle and aunt are all Naval Academy graduates. Woodward remembers sitting down with his grandfather, David Woodward, and opening military books at a young age. David Woodward was a commander of a nuclear submarine [...]

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July 29 practice blog: They’re Back

Army football is back. The Black Knights opened the fourth preseason camp under coach Jeff Monken Saturday. Well, more than half of the Black Knights did. Monken said the freshmen class, which numbered 82 players in an academy press release, will report to camp Sunday and have their first practice as a class Monday. Army’s [...]

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2017 Preseason Camp Prospectus: QB, slotback, linebacker breakdowns

There will be no battle to be starting quarterback when Army opens preseason camp Saturday. Senior captain Ahmad Bradshaw is the unquestioned starter heading into Army’s opener against Fordham on Sept. 1 at Michie Stadium. “He’s just grown so much as a leader,” Army coach Jeff Monken said. “His confidence is what it needs to [...]

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Recruiting: Alabama RB Palmer commits to Black Knights

Keyshawn Palmer’s breakout junior season drew the attention of Division I-A (FBS) schools. Army, Alabama-Birmingham and Middle Tennessee expressed interest in the Marbury (Ala.) running back. Palmer committed to the only school that had offered him to this point – Army on Tuesday. “I like the tradition there,” Palmer said. “I’m all about that. I [...]

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Recruiting: LB Jesse Walsh joins 2018 class

Jesse Walsh rooted against Army growing up. Walsh’s older brother, Matt, was a UConn linebacker and 2016 captain. Jesse was in stands at Yankee Stadium for UConn’s clash with Army in November 2014 and wasn’t cheering when Black Knights cornerback Chris Carnegie returned an interception 99 yards to seal the win. Now, nearly three years [...]

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