Army tries to maintain excellence after record-setting 2018

Football 04/12/19, 15:56

Five years ago Jeff Monken faced a daunting challenge when he was hired at Army: Resurrect a program that had one winning season under six coaches over a 17-year span.Now he's faced with a task that might be even more difficult. After three straight winning seasons, three consecutive victories against ...

Army’s Jeff Monken still facing same recruiting challenges

Football 02/21/19, 03:02

What a difference a year doesn't make at West Point.An academy-record 11 wins last season for Army and a final ranking of No. 19 in the AP Top 25?So what."I don't know if it's been a boon (for recruiting). It's still the same challenges," coach Jeff Monken said after crisscrossing ...

Swinney wins Bear Bryant award for 3rd time in 4 years

Football 01/09/19, 22:57

Dabo Swinney won the Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year award for the third time in four years Wednesday night, two days after leading Clemson to its second national championship in three years.Swinney is the only three-time winner of the 33rd annual award, with Chris Petersen — the trophy ...

Army’s Jeff Monken selected George Munger coach of the year.

Football 01/03/19, 17:10

Army's Jeff Monken has been selected the George Munger coach of the year.Monken earned the award by the Maxwell Football Club after guiding the Black Knights to an 11-2 record, the most victories in a season in academy history. Army also earned its first national ranking in 22 years.Army capped ...

No. 22 Army going for 1st 11-win season in Armed Forces Bowl

Sports 12/21/18, 17:07

During a 10-loss season three years ago, Army coach Jeff Monken saw something that made him believe the Black Knights were on the way to being a good team.The freshmen from that team are now seniors going into their last game — Saturday against Houston (8-4) in the Armed Forces ...

Army fullback Darnell Woolfolk a big key to team’s success

Football 12/21/18, 04:15

Army coach Jeff Monken has accomplished the unimaginable at West Point — two straight seasons with 10 wins.Call it the fullback phenomenon.Houston (8-4) will face the ground game led by senior captain Darnell Woolfolk up close and personal on Saturday in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas. In ...

Army hosts FCS foe Lafayette; home winning streak at 11

Football 11/09/18, 04:02

Army coach Jeff Monken scoffed at the notion his Black Knights could face a trap game."We're not a good enough football team to let down against anybody," Monken said. "Our guys understand what needs to be done. We've got to continue to strive to be as close to perfect as ...

Army QB Kelvin Hopkins Jr. has adjusted well as starter

Football 10/11/18, 13:23

Army quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. has a different mindset, one that bodes well for the Black Knights.A year ago Hopkins knew he wasn't going to see much playing time under center because Ahmad Bradshaw was having a stellar senior season. Now Hopkins is the lead man and things have changed."You've ...

Army combines old-school offense, 21st century analytics

Football 09/27/18, 14:50

Every possession is precious for Army.Every play the Black Knights run is a well-choreographed, hidden-ball trick, designed to flummox and punish opponents who are almost always bigger, faster and stronger. But it's not just defending Army's triple-option that makes the Cadets so hard to handle.The flex-bone offense has been a ...

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