Army West Point football head coach Jeff Monken met virtually with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium.
The Black Knights will look to improve to 4-1 this Saturday when they play host to The Citadel for a 1:30 p.m. tilt at Michie Stadium. The game will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.
Army West Point Football Head Coach Jeff Monken
(Ref.: Opening Statement)
“Good afternoon everyone. It's good to be in here today after a victory. I am proud of our team and their effort. I thought we did some really great things on Saturday and also some things we recognize that we have to improve on. That's the nice thing about a victory, that in every game there are things you wish you did better and you don't have to pay the ultimate price to find those things out. Hopefully we will improve from our play on Saturday. We really have to shift gears a lot as a defense and defend a triple option team much like our own. That is going to be a challenge for us – to do that with a quick turnaround. Coach (Brent) Thompson does a really great job at the Citadel and I have a great respect for him. To have the success that they have there is really remarkable. Like service academies, they have a difficult time recruiting the same type of athlete because it is a military school. They've won their league. They've gotten to the playoffs and I have a great respect for him, his team and staff. He's got a couple of staff members who I have worked with in the past.”
“We have consulted with them and them with us over the last few years offensively. So, there's going to be some familiarity which will be a challenge for both sides. Certainly for us, we didn't hold anything back and pretty much talked to him about all the things we do on offense so that'll provide some familiarity. Along with Orlando Mitjans Jr., who coaches their corners and Tony Grantham, who is their defensive coordinator – I have worked with both of those gentlemen in the past.” Read more.