A look at the 2017 Previews

Sunday, August 20, 2017

I'm glad to be back, thanks for dropping by, and I hope you'll stop by frequently regarding another thrilling season of Army football.

UPDATE: Saturday Blitz has an Army football preview for you to check out. They miss on some of the roster moves, but they have a pretty favorable outlook on the year. Go on over for one more preview.

A few Army football 2017 previews are out now:

Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician offers up a power ranking of New York state college football.
Call me crazy, but I'd like to think Army would thump Cuse. It's a new year, but last year Syracuse gave up a full 100 yards per game more then they gained, and that's an environment that Army can flourish in. I'll put the NYC masthead up until the season starts just because I think West Point brings New York's best brand of football.

Athlon's preview lists Army at FBS #80.

College football news has an Army 2017 preview out.

Forgotten 5 has been around for about a year now and it's a good looking website largely focused on the have-nots of college football. Their Army season preview is a couple days old now, as is the link to Forgotten 5 on my sidebar. 

SB Nation has Army's preview up, They see the Cadets going 6-6, somehow rounded down to 5.2-7.8.

Danno's Lair has a preview up. Old boy put a lot of effort into the preview, so if you haven't seen this site, make sure to go over and check this one out.

Athlon's preview is up and they've got the Cadets at #80 FBS

A triple-option attack that ranked second in the nation in rushing last season (339.5 ypg) returns its top five ball carriers. The group is led by junior fullback Andy Davidson, who made the move from linebacker following his freshman season and ran for 961 yards and 12 touchdowns. Another junior fullback, Darnell Woolfolk, capped a 600-yard season with a career-high 119 in the bowl victory over North Texas. Sophomore Malik McGue, a jack of all trades last season who even served as the No. 3 quarterback, impressed at slot back during the spring.

College sports madness lists Army at #76.
It was the surprising play of the defense that took Army to the next level. They ranked fourth in the country allowing a mere 291.5 yards per game. It helps when the offense can run out the clock, but the defense was very good too. The depth of the front three is strong and that is very important for a line that is undersized. There are significant losses at linebacker with Jeremy Timpf and Andrew King moving on, but Kenneth Brinson and Alex Aukerman, who tallied 59 tackles and 7.5 sacks last season, are a solid duo to build around.
Hero Sports has Army in at #72.

Yesterday's Army preview by Get More Sports is the most recent preview. They missed the recent blurb that QB Chris Carter will miss the season, pretty big loss considering how McGue is taking slot reps now and in light of how Coach Monken has shared reps through with the top two QBs.

I couldn't be more pumped to see how this season plays out.




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