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Early spring football observations

Army coach Jeff Monken is looking for leaders this spring to step and replace graduating seniors John Voit, Alex Aukerman and Rhyan England among others. Monken may have to look not further than the leader of the offensive line. Bryce Holland, a senior center, has been one of the most vocal players as Army enters [...]

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Black-Gold Game Update

Army’s Black-Gold spring game is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday April 13 at Michie Stadium. Honorary captains including Ronnie McAda, quarterback of the 1996 Independence Bowl team, were announced Friday. Other honorary captains are Tony Bianchi, Rashad Hodge, Landis Maddox, Ron Richardson, Jim Slomka, Eddie Stover, Gary Williams and Abel Young. Army will also honor [...]

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March 20 practice blog

Certainly didn’t feel like the first day of spring as Army opened its spring practice with temperatures in the mid-30s. Even coach Jeff Monken was wearing earmuffs. Indeed, sophomore Kell Walker, who has started at slotback his first two seasons, was working with the quarterbacks. Read my story on Walker’s spring tryout here. In accessing [...]

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Pre-Spring Practice notebook: Fullback depth, Johnson-West recoveries, Monken on new WR coach

Fullback will remain Army’s deepest position this spring. Coach Jeff Monken said there’s no plans of moving any of the team’s top four fullbacks – Darnell Woolfolk, Andy Davidson, Connor Slomka and Calen Holt – to another position. The quartet combined for 1,869 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2017. Monken also said freshman fullback Sandon [...]

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Roster update: Andrew McLean, Chris Carter, Marcus Hyatt

Andrew McLean’s college football career appears to have come to a close. McLean, who started 17 games at nose tackle in the last two seasons, will be a student coach this spring, coach Jeff Monken said. He suffered a season-ending knee injury on Oct. 7, 2017 at Rice. McLean had surgery to repair a torn [...]

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Spring football: Walker may get shot at QB

As quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw’s football future remains cloudy, a surprise candidate for the three-year starter’s replacement could emerge under center for Army this spring. Coach Jeff Monken confirmed that sophomore slotback Kell Walker “will probably” get a look at quarterback when the Black Knights open spring practice Tuesday. Walker led the team in yards per [...]

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Coaching staff update: Army hires Edwards, Krysl

Army has recently added wide receivers coach Marcus Edwards and special teams coordinator Mike Krysl to complete its coaching staff. Edwards spent the last three seasons as Stony Brook’s wide receivers coach. He also coached wide receivers at Bowling Green (2012-13) and Wagner (2009-11, 2014). Edwards replaces David Corley, who left West Point to become [...]

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Brett Toth Pro Day

Brett Toth’s Pro Day was the most attended workout at West Point over the last five years. At least 20 scouts from 12 teams watched Army’s senior tackle go through the combine-like workout, which included the bench press, 40-yard dash, vertical jump, standing long jump, shuttle and cone drills. The Giants and Jets sent multiple [...]

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Three-year starter Rick Kurz departs West Point

Three-year starting left tackle Rick Kurz will not return for his senior season. Kurz, who started 27 games including 10 as a junior, confirmed his departure from West Point in a statement to the Times Herald-Record. “I had to make one of the harder decisions I’ll ever make in January due to my inconsistent performance [...]

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Spring football roster update

Spring practice opens in just two weeks and Army’s updated online roster has one important name missing. Junior tackle Rick Kurz is not listed on the roster. Kurz has started 27 games at left tackle over the last three seasons. Kurz played through a variety of injuries last season, starting 11 of 13 games. Other [...]

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