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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.

Quick thoughts: Kent State

It takes a few days to process a loss like Army’s 39-17 setback at previously winless Kent State. Another game lost in the fourth quarter. The third one this season (Wake Forest, Yale). Another game where Army’s defense made an average quarterback look like a star. Kent State’s Colin Reardon threw for 360 yards and [...]

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Pregame blog: Kent State

Homecoming game for 0-6 Kent State. Army will only dress two quarterbacks senior Angel Santiago and junior A.J. Schurr. Junior tight end Kelvin White would be the third quarterback if needed. Army will likely start a new safety pairing. Junior Luke Proulx and sophomore Tevin Long are expected to play in place of senior Hayden [...]

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Prediction time: Kent State

At last check, Army is a 5-point road favorite at winless Kent State Saturday afternoon. Army (2-4) is 2-0 against Mid-American Conference teams this season with wins over Buffalo and Ball State. The last time Army played at Kent State’s Dix Stadium it left with a 45-28 win and clinched a berth in the Armed [...]

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Inside the numbers: Army passing

It’s no secret. Opposing defenses have loaded up at the line of scrimmage to stop Army’s run. Would more passing on first down push back the second level of  defense a step or two? Looking purely at the stats, defense shouldn’t be too concerned about Army throwing on first down. The Black Knights have attempted [...]

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Player updates: Ryan Alexander, Rhyan England

Army’s coaching staff has shaken up the roster in the past few weeks. The most notable moves are junior Ryan Alexander, who started at defensive end at Yale, to tackle, and freshman Rhyan England from running back to safety. Coach Jeff Monken views Alexander as one of his best players in terms of toughness and [...]

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Coach Monken Tuesday presser wrap

Starting quarterback continues to be a main topic of Army coach Jeff Monken’s Tuesday press conference. Monken sounds like he’s getting tired of talking about it. Nothing has changed. Senior Angel Santiago and junior A.J. Schurr are evaluated in practice during the week. The starter will be who the coaches feel gives the team the [...]

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Monday quotables

Here are some thoughts from Army coach Jeff Monken, senior quarterback Angel Santiago, senior linebacker Steve Ricciardi and senior safety Hayden Pierce after Monday’s practice following a 41-21 loss to Rice Saturday: “We are who we are. We are working to get better and our kids are trying and our coaches are working hard. I [...]

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Recruiting update: Meares attends Rice game

John Carroll (Md.) DE-LB Julian Meares, who has verbally committed to Army, visited West Point this week and was in attendance for the Rice game. Toms River (N.J.) South C-DT Kyle Hebrew and Tampa Catholic LB Cody Endris were also in attendance. Army 2015 verbal commitments OL Jake Baumert, 6-3, 300, Lovejoy HS, Lucas, Texas [...]

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Postgame Rice: Coach Monken, Dixon, Santiago

Army coach Jeff Monken, fullback Larry Dixon and quarterback Angel Santiago comment after 41-21 loss to Rice at Michie Stadium.

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KnightCap: Rice

Will Montgomery and I break down Army’s 41-21 loss to Rice.

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