Army West Point head football coach Jeff Monken has been announced as a finalist for the 2018 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award, which is given annually by the Football Writers Association of America in conjunction with the All State Sugar Bowl. The winner is set to be named during a National Football Foundation news conference at the New York Hilton Midtown.
In alphabetical order the eight finalists are: Bill Clark, UAB; Josh Heupel, UCF; Brian Kelly, Notre Dame; Jeff Monken, Army; Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma; Nick Saban, Alabama; Dabo Swinney, Clemson; and Jeff Tedford, Fresno State.
Riding a seven-game winning streak, Army stands at 9-2 before its annual meeting against Navy on Saturday in Philadelphia. The triple-option Black Knights, the nation's No. 2 rushing team (303 ypg), will play in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl against Houston. Monken, also a finalist in 2017, has seen his team drop games to only Duke and Oklahoma this season. The Sooners had to go to overtime before prevailing, 28-21, in Norman and the Black Knights have not lost since. Read More