Jeff Monken

RSS for Jeff Monken
Army wrapping up spring football

Army wrapping up spring football

College football is about to enter hibernation until fall camps open in late July and early August, but first we have one more spring game to play. Fittingly, Army is involved.The Army-Navy Game is annually finishes the regular season. The Black Knights play their spring contest...

Army West Point waiting for changes to pay off

Army West Point waiting for changes to pay off

It’s not all doom and gloom on the Hudson River for the Army West Point Black Knights.I say that despite a 2-10 record last year, despite the Black Knights having missed a bowl game for the fifth straight year and 18th time in the last 20 seasons. Despite having been swept by Air...

Latest Navy win over Army may be final one for Ken Niumatalolo

Latest Navy win over Army may be final one for Ken Niumatalolo

Many statistics can be used to describe Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds and the Midshipmen’s 14th straight win over Army, but the mark that establishes Reynolds an immortal in the Army-Navy Game rivalry is 4-0.He is the first quarterback on either side of the rivalry to go...

England original building block for Monken at Army West Point

England original building block for Monken at Army West Point

Every successful coach looks back with pride at the players that provided the foundation to building a program.If Army West Point football coach Jeff Monken succeeds at turning around the Black Knights, count on him someday mentioning Rhyan England among others. The sophomore...

Carnegie and Army West Point seniors face tough decision

Carnegie and Army West Point seniors face tough decision

Army West Point’s Chris Carnegie and his fellow seniors – known colloquially as “firsties” – must shake off a season-opening loss at the same time they make a pressing decision they’ll learn the answer to in the fall.“We’ll find out in November,” he said.Other college teams that...

Army West Point coach casts future with soph QB

Army West Point coach casts future with soph QB

Army West Point’s Jeff Monken did more than name a starting quarterback when he announced Ahmad Bradshaw is the man. The second-year head coach also cast his future with the sophomore from Chicago’s grittiest South Side streets.Bradshaw, a 5-foot-11, 198-pounder from Gwendolyn...

Moss hopes backward drills propel Army West Point forward

Moss hopes backward drills propel Army West Point forward

Anyone strolling across the West Point campus last spring or summer – cadets, professors, staff members or civilians – that spotted Xavier Moss running backwards must have assumed it was some kind of academy punishment.Actually, Moss was working on backpedaling fundamentals for...

Army fullback Kemper blocking obstacles

Army fullback Kemper blocking obstacles

A day before Army West Point’s Aaron Kemper took the field for the Black Knights’ second fall camp scrimmage on Saturday, he explained the conundrum high school backs face in the transition to college.You can’t carry the ball unless you’re on the field. And if you can’t...

Monken believes less can equal more in 2015

Monken believes less can equal more in 2015

Army West Point football lined up three senior 1,000-yard rushers in last year’s backfield, but second-year Black Knights head coach Jeff Monken believes his team can be better this year despite the graduation of Raymond Maples, Larry Dixon and Terry Baggett. If that’s sounds...

Army West Point program Monken envisions evolving

Army West Point program Monken envisions evolving

The steps Army West Point head coach Jeff Monken takes to shape his own program are coming into focus with the completion of his second spring football. That’s evident from the number of young players moving into the two-deep depth chart and veteran players changing positions....