The first drops of blood have hit the water and the
Army/Navy Navy/Army game though still 2 weeks away is getting nibbles from the media.
Navy has won eleven in a row against Army, but narrowly escaped with a 17-13 victory last season. Black Knights Coach Rich Ellerson is hoping his team will end Navy’s recent dominance, but also has great respect for the game and it’s players.
“It’s a moment in the world of college football where everybody can reflect on who these young men and women are,” Ellerson said. “There’s that fundamental respect the institutions have for one another. While we’re fierce rivals, we also share some commonalities. One of those is a passion for the game.”
Hold on a minute.... WHAT streak?
The Black Knights (3-8) also have been practicing amid published reports regarding Ellerson’s job security. Ellerson has a 20-40 record in five years at West Point, with three seasons of three victories or less, and Army Athletic Director Boo Corrigan has said Ellerson’s status will be evaluated after the Army-Navy game.
Rich Ellerson needs this win badly; you have to think if that 11 game losing streak to Navy turns into 12 Ellerson will be gone by the New Year.
I'm pretty sure there will be more spotlight pieces on the rivalry, the game, and its participants. Until then
Navy/Army game notes are up (.pdf)