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Calhoun high praise for Army backfield

Where does this year’s Army backfield rank in academy history? Air Force coach Troy Calhoun gave an opinion at his weekly press conference before his team plays the Black Knights Saturday at Michie Stadium. “It’s probably the best running team that they’ve had and they’ve had some pretty good ones,” Calhoun said. “You can go [...]

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Recruiting update: Recruits remain loyal to Army

Army’s recruiting hasn’t shown any signs of being affected by recent news of an incident in January, who led to three minor NCAA infractions. Spoke with John Carroll (Md.) DE Julian Meares, a commit, and Wilson (S.C.) kicker-punter Luke Carter and they both remain interest in playing for coach Jeff Monken. Here’s my story: [...]

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Notebook: Alexander making progress at tackle

A month ago, junior Ryan Alexander was lining up as a starting defensive end, trying to sack Yale quarterback Morgan Roberts. Now, Alexander is the one blocking and protecting Army’s  quarterback and opening up space for Army’s third-ranked rushing attack. The shuffling of Army’s offensive line continues. Army coach Jeff Monken said Alexander will make [...]

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Air Force week: Coach Monken presser

Army coach Jeff Monken spent a good 20-25 minutes of his Tuesday press conference discussing a January recruiting incident, which was reported by the Colorado Springs (Colo.) Gazette Saturday. Monken defended his reputation, his football team and West Point during the media session. He addressed the three NCAA infractions, which occurred during an unsupervised trip [...]

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October 27 practice blog

The Black Knights weren’t showing any signs of being distracted by the national recruiting news over the weekend. Players were focused and fired up through the full-pads practice. Being Air Force week certainly helps. The coaches were also fiery. An offensive coach and a defensive coach got into a short exchange following a drill. “We’ve [...]

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Interview: Coach Monken comments on recruiting incident

Army coach Jeff Monken answered questions after Monday’s practice about the recent news of an unsupervised January recruiting trip to the Palisades Mall with football players and recruits, which resulted in underage drinking and minor NCAA infractions. Here’s the interview: On the timing of the story and his reaction: “Take your own judgement on that [...]

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Superintendent responds to report on Army recruiting violations

West Point superintendent Robert Caslen confirmed in a statement a report by the Colorado Springs Gazette Saturday that 20 cadets, including football players, organized an unsupervised trip to Palisades Mall on Jan. 25, which led to underage drinking and other inappropriate behavior. In the statement, Caslen said underage drinking by Army players and recruits occurred [...]

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Bye week chat: Rhyan England

In just two weeks at safety, freshman Rhyan England made a big enough impression on Army’s coaching staff to make his first college start at Kent State last week. England, a first-team, all-state safety for Collins Hill (Ga.) High last fall, was running back through preseason camp and the first four weeks of the season. [...]

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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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