Monday, August 17, 2009

What Time is It?

West Point begins classes today and the football team had their first scrimmage on Saturday. If you ask head coach Rich Ellerson, the overall theme was consistency:

"Defensively, that first group up front is very quick, very aggressive,"Ellerson praised. “Even with tired legs, even not being 100 percent, they can still come across the line of scrimmage at you. Offensively, we’ve got guys that started doing things in the spring for the first time and every time up they’re a little bit better, they’re a little more consistent. They’re experiencing everything for the first time. You’ll see positives, but you’ll also see that lack of consistency."

"For us offensively, we will not be consistent until our offensive line is consistent. That doesn’t mean they have to knock somebody on their back every snap, it means they have to be going in the right direction at the right pad level, trying to do the right thing. Then you gain some margin for error. That’s the kind of attack and react mentality that the offensive line has to have. They’re gaining that. If it’s like the rest of spring ball, they’re a little bit better than they were yesterday."

As the Black Knghts begin the 2009 season their daily class/practice schedule becomes, well, consistent.
With classes set to begin at West Point on Monday, the Black Knights will roll into their normal practice slot next week, starting on Tuesday. Practices are scheduled to run from approximately 3:30 p.m. to approximately 6 p.m.

I'll provide more Army updates as the season moves forward.



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