Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Army Hires Jeff Monken as Football Coach


And we sigh because as a Georgia Southern Grad, we're losing a pretty good football coach.

Army has a new football commander. The Military Academy announced Tuesday morning Jeff Monken, the now former football coach at Georgia Southern will take over the program.

Monken, who's been pretty successful in Statesboro going 31-12 in 4 seasons, will succeed Rich Ellerson who was let go after a 3-9 season. He had success with Georgia Southern, who will be moving this season to the FBS level Sun Belt Conference, after a 7-5 season highlighted by a rousing win over the University of Florida.

He's a disciple of the Paul Johnson school of option football, much like Navy coach Ken Niamulatolo and is expected to get paid somewhere in the ballpark of the $1 million plus salary Niamulatolo is pulling in.

It leaves the Eagles in a lurch as they now take their turn on the Coaching Carousel.

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