Looking Ahead to 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

By all accounts 2010 should be the year that Army earns a winning season. There's a lot riding on the team's success, with a postseason bowl game (and the extra practices that come along with the bid), definite stability at the top coaching spot and at long last some positive momentum for Army all at stake on a winning record in 2010.

The schedule is right to make it happen, the coach is in place and Army has the personnel to achieve just that. Speaking of personnel, Sal Interdonato takes a look ahead at Army's projected offense and projected defense.

In step with rounding out the 2009 season I promised to link Phil Steele's All-Independent list.

Army's lone 1st team offensive honoree is G Seth Reed, with 2d team honors awarded to Damion Hunter, OT Jason Johnson, Patrick Mealey, C Zach Peterson with Ali Villanueva gaining honors as the 2nd team Tight End.

The Defensive first team gave Victor Ugenyi, and Josh McNary and Stephen Anderson their rightful accolades and were joined on the first team by CB Mario Hill and S Donovan Travis. Mike Gann and Donovan Travis were afforded second team defensive honors.

Kicker Alex Carlton was named to the first team for special teams. Punter Jonathan Bulls and KR Damion Hunter were named to the second team.

I've posted the link to Soren Sorensen's 2009 chi-square rankings in the left sidebar under the year 2009. The chi-square itself is minimally effective as a rating tool, but having links to each team's historical schedule and results is a valuable tool, and for that I am endebted to Dr. Sorensen.

In the offseason I hope to delve back into years past to review college football of old and will hopefully shed some light on how college football came to be the game it is today.

In the short term, my tablet PC is having its lamp replaced, so I'm again working from the Mac (which I hate) - so hopefully that issue gets fixed pretty soon. Anyway, I hope to keep this site going through the next few months, but while I'm not posting here I can be found at the U of Oregon's Knight library hopefully studying up on future posts for The Unbalanced Line.



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