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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.

KnightCap: Miami (Ohio)

“Shoot, you think your heart was hurting,” Army coach Jeff Monken said to the media after his team’s breathtaking, 31-30 double-overtime win over Miami (Ohio). Here’s a quick recap of the Black Knights’ 10th straight victory at Michie Stadium.

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Pregame blog: Miami Ohio

Starting quarterback Kelvin Hopkins, starting safety James Gibson and starting wide receiver Kjetil Cline will miss today’s game against Miami (Ohio) with injuries. Earlier in the week, coach Jeff Monken said Hopkins, who has started Army’s first six games of the season, has been fighting a hip injury sustained early in the season. Sophomore quarterback [...]

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Prediction time: Miami Ohio

Army is a 7.5-point home favorite against Miami Ohio Saturday at Michie Stadium. The Black Knights look to extend their home winning streak to 10 games. Army has won five straight home games against Mid-American Conference teams. Sal Interdonato (Times Herald-Record Army football beat writer):Army 31, Miami 17. The Black Knights are a little banged [...]

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Notebook: Amadeo West inching toward season debut

One of nation’s rising defenses could be getting a boost soon. Linebacker Amadeo West is working toward a return to the field after missing the 2017 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. West was upgraded from no-contact to limited during practice this week. The junior suffered an achilles injury while rehabbing in the spring [...]

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Tuesday Takeaways: Miami Ohio week

Army hit the midway point of the season with a 4-2 record for the third straight season. When Jeff Monken was asked if Army is where he wants his team to be, he said, “No. I’d like to be 6-0 and I’d like to playing absolutely perfect football and not making any mistakes and not [...]

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Prediction time: San Jose State

Army is a 15-point road favorite against winless San Jose State Saturday at Levi’s Stadium. Army is favored for the third time in six games this season. The Black Knights are coming off a bye. Army has won its last five games when it has more than a week to prepare. Army and San Jose [...]

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Defense Breakdown: Buffalo

Junior safety Jaylon McClinton and senior cornerback Mike Reynolds played all 55 snaps in 42-13 win over Buffalo on Sept. 29. Here’s a breakdown: (55 defensive snaps as charted off replay): *S Jaylon McClinton (55 snaps): 5 tackles, 18th career start *CB Mike Reynolds (55 snaps): 3 tackles, 2 pass breakups, .5 tackle for loss, [...]

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Offense Breakdown: Buffalo

Thirty-one offensive players took snaps in Army’s 42-13 win over Buffalo on Sept. 29. Army did not fumble for the four straight game, extending its streak to 288 straight carries without losing the ball. Right guard Dean Powell and wide receiver Mike Roberts were the only freshmen to play on offense. Army took just two [...]

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Bye Week Blog

How many Division I head coaches jump into a special teams rep during a bye week? Jeff Monken. When players weren’t performing a footwork drill like Army’s coach wanted them, Monken demonstrated the proper technique. “I wanted to at least try my best and I’m not a great athlete,” Monken said. “I’m a D3 guy [...]

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Postgame Buffalo: Kelvin Hopkins, Wunmi Oyetuga, Elijah Riley, Darnell Woolfolk

Army junior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins, senior defensive lineman Wunmi Oyetuga, junior cornerback Elijah Riley and senior fullback Darnell Woolfolk comment after Black Knights’ 42-13 win at Buffalo Kelvin Hopkins On getting fullbacks going “That’s where our option starts. Just getting that fullback going and getting the line of scrimmage moved. The MOB (Malicious Offensive Brotherhood, [...]

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