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Monken connects with Ellerson

In a classy move, first-year Army coach Jeff Monken called Rich Ellerson, the man he replaced, last week and asked him if he wanted to say anything about the current senior class. Army held its football banquet Saturday following the Black and Gold spring game. Monken addressed the seniors at the banquet, telling them Ellerson [...]

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Kendrick Jackson on Army offer

Haynesville (La.) junior linebacker Kendrick Jackson said he’s excited about his recent offer from Army and would consider an official visit to West Point. Jackson, who helped to 14-0 record and a Louisiana State Class 1A title, said he received a call from Army linebackers coach Kevin Corless after he completed the NUC Five Star [...]

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Quarterback talk

Army coach Jeff Monken said sophomore A.J. Schurr and junior Angel Santiago have put themselves at the top of the quarterback competition following spring football. Monken said he thinks Schurr and Santiago, “will probably be battling for the starting position at the beginning of preseason camp, which will begin on August 4. Schurr finished the [...]

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Coach Monken post-spring presser summary

Getting late. So, I’ll summarize coach Jeff Monken’s post-game press conference. May post excerpts later. Coach Monken said in his opening statement, “I’m glad we don’t have to play this week. I don’t think we are prepared yet in terms of the things we have in schematically. There’s a lot more that we want to [...]

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Dixon, Bacon 2014 captains

Junior fullback Larry Dixon and junior safety Geoff Bacon were named captains for the 2014 season by head coach Jeff Monken at a team banquet Saturday night. Dixon and Bacon are both three-year starters and Army’s most experienced players their respective sides of the ball. They are both respected by their teammates. Talking to Dixon [...]

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Black and Gold game blog

Tony Giovannelli dislikes losing. Giovannelli’s been known to break XBox controllers when his Army teammates beat him in games in his room at West Point. Giovannelli was bothered by his Black team’s 20-14 loss in Army’s Black and Gold spring football game Saturday. But, Giovannelli saw gains by his teammates on the opposite side of [...]

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Five players who shined at Black and Gold game

When Jeff Monken and his staff look at the video from Army’s Black and Gold game, they will see some players, who stepped up on both sides of the ball. Here’s my take on five players, who shined during the spring game: 1. Freshman quarterback Matt Kaufmann. Some Army fans were ready to annoint Kaufmann [...]

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Black and Gold spring game: Why Angel Santiago did not play

Junior quarterback Angel Santiago, who started 11 games in 2013, sat out of Army’s Black and Gold game Saturday due to disciplinary reasons, coach Jeff Monken said. Monken said Santiago and two other unnamed football players were involved in a situation within his first few weeks as head coach in January. The situation was not [...]

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Spring depth chart: Defense

Here’s Army’s depth chart on defense prior to the Black & Gold game on Saturday: DE: Mike Ugenyi, Jr.; Ryan Alexander, Soph.; Evan Finnane, Fr. DT: Richard Glover, Jr.; T.J. Atimalala, Soph.; Ammon Tuimaunei, Fr. DE: Joe Drummond, Jr.; Jordan Smith, Fr.; Bobby Kough, Jr. OLB: Steve Ricciardi, Jr.; Addison Holstein, Jr. OLB: Derek Sanchez, [...]

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Spring depth chart: Offense

Here’s a look at depth chart on offense before Army’s Black & Gold game Saturday: QB: A.J. Schurr, Soph.; Angel Santiago, Jr.; Matt Kaufmann, Fr. FB: Larry Dixon, Jr.; Matt Giachinta, Soph.; Aaron Kemper, Fr.; PaulAndrew Rhoden, Fr. RB: Stephen Fraser, Jr.; Elijah St. Hilaire, Fr.; Jared Rogers, Soph.; Trenton Turrentine, Jr. RB: Tony Giovannelli, [...]

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