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Army senior RB Raymond Maples was granted a fifth season of eligibility due to a medical hardship waiver.

The veteran back already ranks sixth in academy history with 2,612 career rushing yards. Maples sustained a season-ending groin injury in September, ensuring that he would play less than 20 percent of Army's games and qualify for the exemption. It was thought that Maples would begin his military career after the injury, but he's changed his mind.
Mar 15 - 6:45 PM

Army announced Jeff Monken as head coach on Tuesday morning.

Monken, who spent the past four seasons at Georgia Southern, is a nice schematic fit for the option-leaning service academy. Monken, of course, led the Eagles to a 26-20 upset win over Florida earlier this season. The cousin of Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken served as an assistant at Navy from 2002-07. "I am thrilled to accept the head coaching position at West Point," said Monken in a statement. "Not only is the United States Military Academy one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world, it boasts one of the nation's richest, most historic traditions in all of college football. I am anxious to get started ... meet our players, put our coaching staff in place, and begin preparations for the 2014 football season."
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 02:31:00 PM

Army senior WR Patrick Laird accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

If the primary job of an NFL receiver were to block -- if NFL teams ran Army's offense, in other words -- Laird would be a hugely sought-after prospect. Unfortunately, advances in offensive football theory phased players like Laird out of The League before Laird himself was born. The 6-foot-3, 219-pounder has a brighter future off the field than he does on it.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 05:20:00 PM

Army fired head coach Rich Ellerson.

Army is, of course, one of the toughest jobs in major collegiate athletics. Ellerson went 20-41 in five seasons, including 0-5 against Navy. Ellerson was canned on Saturday immediately after his most recent setback against the Midshipmen, a 34-7 blowout. Army finished 3-9 in 2013. "Look for Ellerson's potential replacement to have experience at Army from stronger football eras there," writes SI's Pete Thamel. The scribe mentions Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Ed Warinner, New York Jets special teams coach Ben Kotwica, Vanderbilt defensive coordinator Bob Shoop, UCF offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe, Richmond head coach Danny Rocco and Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan as potential possibilities; all have with West Point ties.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 04:47:00 PM

Army's Jared Hassin makes the switch from fullback to running back.

Hassin is a 6-3, 230-pound bull who resembles a running back in a fullback’s body. He piled up 1,013 yards on the ground in 2010 while averaging 5.3 per carry with 9 touchdowns. He also caught one dozen passes. With RB Raymond Maples getting the bulk of the work and topping 1,000 yards last season, Hassin served as more of a traditional fullback. He had double digits in carries just four times and ran for 450 yards with an average of 4.6. With Hassin’s switch to running back for his senior season, the Black Knights really do have a two-headed monster, change-of-pace look at the position with him and the sturdy and fleet 6-1, 200 Maples.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 01:38:00 PM

Army's Raymond Maples topped 1,000 yards rushing as he ran for 82 yards and 1 TD in a 27-21 loss to Navy in Landover, Maryland.

Maples, who had 13 carries, finished the season with 1,066 yards. He is the third sophomore RB in Army history to reach 1,000 yards. He had 146 carries on the season for a 7.4 average.
Sat, Dec 10, 2011 08:25:00 PM

Army coach Rich Ellerson said quarterback Trent Steelman should start Saturday against Navy.

Steelman has been hobbled most of this season, including a right leg injury suffered early in the Black Knights’ last game at Temple on Nov. 19. He had missed the previous three games with an ankle ailment, but the junior has had plenty of time to heal before facing the Middies. Steelman has rushed for 583 yards and 11 TDs.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 04:39:00 PM

Army quarterback Trent Steelman (right leg) was limited to two plays Saturday at Temple, but should be ready to play against Navy on Dec. 10.

A high left ankle sprain sidelined Steelman for three games prior to the Temple contest. Then, during Army’s first series Saturday, Steelman injured his right leg. With three weeks before the annual rivalry with Navy, there is plenty of time for Steelman to heal up and prepare. Angel Santiago, a freshman who made his first start against Rutgers last week, and senior Max Jenkins, who started the other two games Steelman missed, both played against the Owls.
Sun, Nov 20, 2011 08:47:00 PM

Army quarterback Trent Steelman (ankle) hopes to return this week against Temple.

At least one other published report indicates Steelman should return for Saturday's game in Philly against Temple. The junior QB leads the Black Knights with 11 rushing TDs despite missing the last three games with a high ankle sprain. Steelman has 576 rushing yards on the season.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 11:21:00 AM

Army quarterback Trent Steelman will miss Saturday’s game against Fordham with a high ankle sprain, snapping his streak of 32 consecutive starts.

The junior had started every game of his college career dating to the 2009 opener. He suffered the injury last week at Vanderbilt and coach Rich Ellerson says the QB is week-to-week. Running the option, Steelman has 576 yards rushing (4.9 ypc), 11 TDs and has also thrown for two scores. He reached 2,000-career rushing yards last week.
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 02:59:00 PM

Army junior quarterback Trent Steelman rushed for a career-high 157 yards with 3 TDs in a tough loss to San Diego State.

Steelman led a triple-option attack that ground out 403 yards against the Aztecs in a 23-20 defeat. He left the field twice in the final quarter, the second time with about two minutes remaining while favoring the area below his right shoulder. Coach Rich Ellerson would not comment on the injury. As for his effort, Steelman said: "In the triple-option, we take pride in what we do without the ball. I was pleased with how we reacted to the adjustments they made on defense."
Sat, Sep 10, 2011 04:00:00 PM

Army head coach Rich Ellerson confirmed that Chip Bowden will remain the starting quarterback this fall.

Don't look for huge numbers to be posted by Bowden.
Thu, Apr 23, 2009 12:00:00 PM

Army has hired Rich Ellerson as its next head coach. Ellerson was previously the head coach at Cal Poly for the last eight years.

Cal Poly's triple option offense led all Division 1-AA teams in yards per game with 487.5 and points scored per game with 44.4. The Mustangs also took Wisconsin to overtime, putting up 35 points in the loss.
Sat, Dec 27, 2008 02:45:00 PM

Fullback Colling Mooney set an Army single-season rushing record finishing the year with 1340 yards on the ground. Mooney accomplished the feat on the last carry of the game in the loss to Navy.

Mooney, who finished with 55 yards rushing on the day, broke Mike Mayweather's record set in 1990.
Sat, Dec 6, 2008 06:15:00 PM


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