What will it take for coach Jeff Monken and his team to turn around the program? Why is this Army team going to be different than most of those in the past two decades?
Most of Army’s freshmen weren’t born the last time Army experienced major success by going 10-2 in 1996. The Black Knights, 2-10 last season, have had one winning season (7-6 in 2010) since ’96.
A significant change appears to be in the works this fall. Army is taking to the air. Yes, Army’s triple-option offense, which averaged 51 carries per game, is expected to feature more passing.
“We are going to throw it more,” said Brent Davis, entering his third season as Army’s offensive coordinator. ”We have a weapon (6-foot-4 receiver Edgar Poe) on the outside, for sure. We have the slotbacks that can catch the football. We are working like heck to protect better. We are better at it.”