In this one Coach Ellerson as well as Sal Interdonato's hope springs eternal...
Sal projects 6 wins before November and as strange as it sounds to say it... I can't completely disagree.
Sept. 4: at Eastern Michigan 1-0
Sept. 11: vs. Hawaii 2-0
Sept. 18: vs. North Texas 3-0
Sept. 25: at Duke 4-0
Oct. 2: vs. Temple 4-1
Oct. 9: at Tulane 5-1
Oct. 16: at Rutgers* 5-2
Oct. 30: vs. VMI 6-2
Nov. 6: vs. Air Force 6-3
Nov. 13: at Kent State 7-3
Nov. 20: vs. Notre Dame# 7-4
Dec. 11: vs. Navy^ 7-5
* - at new Meadowlands Stadium; # - at Yankee Stadium; ^ - at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Sal has the team starting 4-1 which I think could even be 5-0 if they get to the Temple game unbeaten. I don't like to predict games or records, because predictions never end up being accurate - and I certainly won't attempt any predictions before I can study Phil Steele's magazine. Luckily that site has a counter indicating that his college preview hits the shelves on Tuesday, June 8, 2010... some 66 days away. Awesome.
As usual Sal Interdonato kicks in some pretty good Army personel notes. Corners kicking off, placekicking woes and Steve Anderson keeping his captaincy for 2010 are discussed.
Regarding the kicking issues
Ellerson called Carlton's struggles, "a little bit of a crisis" and "a concern."
When asked if he could put his finger on the problem, Ellerson said, "Yes. I'm not going into that. We can get into some technical stuff. I don't think it's a psychological issue. It's a willingness to embrace some things technically that clearly are the difference between being really, really good and consistent and not. This could be a real opportunity for him to grow."
Some pretty good stuff in that one.
There's news of Kingsley Ehie's move to linebacker.
and Danny Wild straight up brings it with a spotlight piece on Jared Hassin and the Spring Game.
And quotes from Coach E's post spring presser.
It's a must-read which includes details on some of the position competitions and a little bit more on what the coach calls 'the crisis at placekicker'.