Rich Ellerson's presser quotes regarding the Kent State game are available. He talks a bit about Army's youthful defense.
"We have four freshmen who are playing a significant role on the defensive side of the ball. They will improve by leaps and bounds as the game slows down for them. They're going to be a little behind the curve and are just a shadow of what they'll be physically as time goes on. The game itself is slowing down for them. They're getting used to being out there and seeing the ups and downs, the swings and speed that take place in a college football game. All of those things are becoming routine for them. They're now better able to focus on what really is challenging about this next opponent and what they do."
Army/Kent State game notes are up.
Kent State WR Tyshon Goode has been out all year for the Flashes, it seems unlikely that he will start on Sat. but we're still waiting for the final word on his condition.
Other pieces that Kent State will bring to the game are:
(Junior defensive end) "Richard Gray has a little bit of an ankle (injury), but he’ll be fine for Saturday.” Sophomore linebacker Anthony Parker and senior defensive back Norman Wolfe, who suffered a broken arm during the Sept. 8 game at Kentucky, are also expected to play against Army.