Game Notes: Temple

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The game notes came out for the Army/Temple game. There are more than a few items of interest.

The two-deep is listed and there are some notables there. 

Sophomore Andy Davidson is the starter at fullback. Also returning is Aaron Kemper

Ahmad Bradshaw is definitely still a part of the team and he's listed as co-starter with Chris Carter. It made me wonder if Monken was planning to ride dual QBs, but I guess it's nice to see they are both right there. If it were up to me I would name one starter and let it be implied that both are ready to go. Coach Monken gave some insights on the position in his press conference:

Ahmad's (Bradshaw) gotten most of the reps in preseason camp, we've had Chris (Carter) healthy for the last couple of weeks and he continues to improve so we may likely play both of those guys.  Right now, its Ahmad's (Bradshaw) game and he'll start. He's the No. 1 quarterback.
Coach also mentioned that he may spread the carries around with a deep stable of capable backs. The two-deep lists Tyler Campbell and Jordan Asbury as the starters at slotback and the slightly larger Joe Walker and John Trainor as their relief. Should be interesting to see whether having capable and fresh ball carriers on the sideline will translate into a slower substitution system or if Army chooses to go with a faster tempo and spell players on the fly as needed.

Edgar Poe is backed up by his younger brother Christian Poe. 

Mitchell Howard and Nick Schrage will do the kicking and punting respectively. 

Temple team notes are here 

Army West Point's Media Guide (.pdf) is available online and should make for a fun read as a lead-up to Friday night's game.

Army is 95-28-3 all-time in their season openers.




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