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Quick Thoughts: Armed Forces Bowl

Ten days after Army’s record-scoring Armed Forces Bowl pasting of Houston, the Black Knights are one of 14 teams to win 11 or more games this season. Army should finish inside the top 20 in the final Associated Press and Coaches polls after its academy-record 11th win. The Black Knights’ 9-game winning streak will be [...]

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Pregame blog: Armed Forces Bowl

Junior slotback Kell Walker will not dress for the Armed Forces Bowl due to a violation of team rules, per Army football radio. Sophomore Artice Hobbs is expected to start in Walker’s place. Army was already thin at slotback. Senior Calen Holt, who had shifted from fullback to slotback when sophomore Fred Cooper was suspended, [...]

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Prediction Time (Armed Forces Bowl): Houston

Army is up to a 6-point favorite against Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl Saturday. When asked about playing the role of favorite on his radio show Friday night, Jeff Monken said, ‘If people think we are a 5.5-point favorite over a talented team like Houston, they are delusional. This is a great football team, [...]

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Army Football Podcast: Armed Forces Bowl edition

Eight years ago, Steve Anderson helped Army to a 16-13 win over SMU in 2010 Armed Forces Bowl and was named the game’s most valuable player. The MVP trophy remains one of Anderson’s prized possessions. Anderson reflects on his Armed Forces Bowl memories, breaks down Army’s quest for 3-0 record in the Fort Worth bowl [...]

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Holland, Woolfolk, Brinson, Christiansen, Reynolds, Riley named to Phil Steele All-Independent first-team

Tis’ the season for my annual rant on Phil Steele’s all-Independent team. Army, looking to put the finishing touches on its best season in 60 years, landed just six players – senior center Bryce Holland, senior fullback Darnell Woolfolk, senior linebacker Kenneth Brinson, junior linebacker Cole Christiansen, senior cornerback Mike Reynolds and junior cornerback Mike [...]

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Signing Day: Deep QB class

No super surprises for Army on early national signing day. Aledo (Texas) offensive lineman Cameron Callaway announced on social media that he was committed to the Black Knights. Callaway was a Harvard commit. According to my count, five quarterbacks – Cade Ballard (Tennessee), Maurice Bellan (New Jersey), Aliyah Curtis (Ohio), Alex Meredith (South Carolina) and [...]

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Recruiting: California Committing

St. Louis (Hawaii) defensive lineman Isaiah Filisi announced his commitment to Army on the eve of early signing day. Filisi recently received an offer from the Black Knights following an unofficial visit to West Point. Army dipped into California for three of its latest commits following the Army-Navy game. Offensive lineman David Hayward (Monte Vista), [...]

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Monken names John Loose interim defensive coordinator, DC interviews start after Armed Forces Bowl

Safeties coach John Loose will be Army’s defensive coordinator in the Armed Forces Bowl, Jeff Monken said after the team’s first practice for the postseason Saturday morning. Loose, a veteran assistant who was Lafayette’s defensive coordinator for 14 seasons before rejoining Army’s staff in 2014, will call plays against Houston, which has scored 41 or [...]

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Notebook: Reynolds, Black Knights on mend, bowl practice schedule

Mike Reynolds left it all out on the field in Army’s 17-10 win over Navy. Coach Jeff Monken said the senior cornerback was in the training room after the game, getting treatment after his interception and three pass breakups in the victory. “He had about three different things that were bothering him after the game,” [...]

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Bateman’s status for Armed Forces Bowl unclear

Army coach Jeff Monken said he is not sure whether departing defensive coordinator Jay Bateman will coach the Black Knights in the Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 22 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. Bateman, who was announced as North Carolina’s co-defensive coordinator Sunday, is out on the road recruiting for the [...]

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