WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Five years ago Jeff Monken faced a daunting challenge when he was hired at Army: Resurrect a program that had one winning season under six coaches over a 17-year span.
Now he's faced with a task that might be even more difficult. After three straight winning seasons, three consecutive victories against Navy and two outright Commander in Chief's trophies, the Black Knights are trying to maintain their status as the nation's best service academy football team.
Last year's team won a school-record 11 games and finished with its highest final ranking in the AP poll (No. 19) since 1958.