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August 21 practice blog

Army ended its practice with 30-yard conditioning sprints. Coach Jeff Monken was starting each sprint group with “Ready, Set, Hike.” The conditioning lasted a good 10 minutes. Junior tight end Kelvin White, sophomore defensive end Malcolm Hudson, freshman wide receiver John Trainor and freshman tackle Brett Toth were among the players to win their sprint [...]

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2015 recruiting update: Wright commits

Army picked up its third commit from Charlotte, N.C. in the Class of 2015 when Ardrey Kell (N.C.) defensive tackle Raymond Wright gave West Point his verbal Wednesday. Wright, who is 6-foot-3 and 265 pounds, joins Independence quarterback Kelvin Hopkins and Charlotte Christian cornerback Jaylon McClinton. He also had offers from Navy, Charlotte, Georgia State, [...]

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Depth chart: Defense

Here’s Army’s defensive depth chart from my practice observations DE: Joe Drummond, Sr.; Bobby Kough, Sr.: Brennan Richmond, Fr.; Jake Vaughn, Fr. NG: Richard Glover, Sr.; T.J. Atimalala, Jr.; Ammon Tuimaunei, Soph.; Andrew McLean, Fr. DE: Mike Ugenyi, Sr.; Ryan Alexander, Jr.; Malcolm Hudson, Soph.; Jason Nix, Fr. Rush LB: James Kelly, Sr.: John Voit, [...]

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Depth chart: Offense

Here’s a look at the Army offensive depth from my practice observations: QB: Angel Santiago, Sr.; Ahmad Bradshaw, Fr.; Kado Brown, Fr.; Matt Kaufmann, Soph. Injured: A.J. Schurr, Jr. FB: Larry Dixon, Sr.; Matt Giachinta, Jr.; Aaron Kemper, Soph.; PaulAndrewRhoden, Soph. RB: Tony Giovannelli, Sr.; Joe Walker, Soph.; Elijah St. Hilaire, Soph.; Rhyan England, Fr.; [...]

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Brent Davis on offense

Quarterback Angel Santiago was mobbed by his offensive teammates after he scored his second touchdown of Army’s scrimmage Saturday. Offensive coordinator Brent Davis was just as excited. Wide receiver Xavier Moss was heading to the sideline after his block on the play. Davis stopped him and sent him into celebration. Army’s offense had its ups [...]

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Scrimmage blog: August 16

Army coach Jeff Monken described his offense’s play as, “feast or famine” following the team’s scrimmage Saturday at Michie Stadium. Senior quarterback Angel Santiago led Army to a touchdown-scoring drive on its first possession. Senior running back Tony Giovannelli raced for 35 yards, putting the offense inside the 20. The defense stopped fullback Larry Dixon [...]

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2015 recruiting update

Quiet on the Army front as far as offers and commitments. Big news. Highland (Ill.) DE Nick Czar, Army’s first commit of the 2015 class, recently committed to rival Navy. Czar gave former Army coach Rich Ellerson his verbal commitment back in June 2013. He has changed his Twitter profile to “United States Naval Academy [...]

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Media Day quotes

Here’s some excerpts from interviews with coach Jeff Monken and players: Coach Jeff Monken (More on video below) On the offense “I think there’s a lot of things that you will see that are the same. We run the inside veer. We run the outside veer. We run the midline (option). We run the toss [...]

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Monken on kicking game

Talked to coach Jeff Monken about one of his favorite topics – special teams. Monken said, “there’s competition right now all the way through,” the preseason at kicker and punter. Here’s how the competition has been shaking out: Kicker: “The kicking job is probably the one where there is some competition between (junior Dan) Grochowski [...]

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August 13 practice blog

Biggest news of Wednesday’s morning practice came after the session when coach Jeff Monken said starting right tackle Justin Gilbert will miss the season. Gilbert hasn’t practiced since early in training camp. It is believed the 6-foot-7, 271-pound junior suffered a serious knee injury in practice last week. For more, read here. Army practiced in [...]

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