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 Navy on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the 120th Army-Navy Game presented by USAA. The contest will be aired on CBS.
(Ref.: Opening Statement)
"Excited to be here. It's the biggest game of the year and what I think is the greatest rivalry in sports. It is a game like no other. I can't even describe the intensity and the feelings that come with this game and that certainly extends beyond our locker room. I know that the Corps of Cadets and people out there in the Army are getting excited about this game. It is going to be a tremendous challenge. We are facing a terrific football team. They are a well-coached team. It is amazing that these games continue to be incredible battles regardless of what the situations are with either team. Just look at the last five years that I have been a part of this game, every one of them has been a one score game. Hopefully in this game we will be able to keep it in a position where in the fourth quarter we'll have a chance to win the game as we did last year."
(Ref.: On how important it would be for the senior class to win all four games against Navy)
"I think it would be a tremendous source of pride for our senior class to be able to do that. As I said, it's going to be a great challenge. The team that were facing is an outstanding team coached by Kenny (Niumatalolo) and the staff. So none of what we've done in the past will have anything to do with this Saturday. Each of them is a game all to themselves and the 2019 Army team is going to have to try to beat the 2019 Navy team and that's all there is to it. This game is just going to be a battle by itself so I hope we can find a way to get it done. Read more.