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.
Army will look to get back in the win column as they host Georgia Southern at Michie Stadium. The game will be aired on CBS Sports Network. Kickoff is set for noon.
Army West Point Football Head Coach Jeff Monken
(Ref.: Opening Statement)
“We're sure disappointed about the way we played on Saturday. Credit to Tulane, they did a nice job of just keeping us off-balance on offense. They had those two early scoring drives and then again in the second half in the third quarter. The game was really odd. They had complete control of it in the first quarter and it seemed like we took control in the second quarter and had ourselves positioned at halftime and unfortunately couldn't come through in the second half. They outplayed us. They have a good team, a well-coached team, a really talented team. It made it difficult for us to match up with them in a lot of situations.”
“So, we'll come off that one and try to regroup and get ready for Georgia Southern, who also is a very well-coached team and a very talented team. In the grand scheme of things, I know them very well, but this will be our first time facing them and it will be a real test. They are doing some great things on offense running the football. They are one of the best rushing teams in the country. Scot Sloan, the defensive coordinator, and that staff know our offense very well. In fact, Brent Davis, our offensive coordinator, and Scot worked together at Georgia Southern on the same staff under Mike Sewak. So, they know our offense and it will be a challenge to go up against them. Scot and Nate Woody are good friends. In fact, they spent a lot of time this offseason talking about defense and option defense and low and behold we end up playing them which we didn't expect. There will be a lot emotion for me and a lot of us here on the staff that coached at Georgia Southern just because we love that school, and we love that program. I certainly cheer for them every time they play. I hate that we have to play them because I don't want to cheer against them but I'm going to have to make an exception for one day.”
“Our guys are excited for the opportunity to come back home and play in front of the Corps of Cadets. Hopefully, we'll do a good job of preparing them this week.” Read more.