Army West Point football head coach Jeff Monken met with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium.
The Black Knights will take on Air Force Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET at the USAF Academy. The game will be aired on CBS Sports Network.
Army West Point Football Head Coach Jeff Monken
Ref.: Opening Statement
"What's really unique about all of these games is it's a season all in itself when you play the CIC games. I'm sure the other teams feel the same way. We're very fortunate to be in a three-team round robin where you play for a very prestigious award like the Commander in Chief's Trophy and have the opportunity to go to the White House and accept the trophy. It's been just a tremendous honor for us to be able to do that the last couple of years. So, for these games everybody gets fired up. They're great rivalries and I'm sure that both teams in this game are going to be excited to play and will likely have very focused weeks of practice. I hope we will and play as best as we can play. That's what makes these games so good. They're always blood baths and knock down drag them out close games. The game earlier this year between the other two academies was a great matchup and both teams played really hard and really well. We're hopeful we can turn it into a good game this year. Air Force is a good team. They're well-coached. We have to have a great week of practice to prepare and hope to play our best to give ourselves a chance to win." Read more.