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Re: Kelvin Hopkins - Heisman 2019

Post by ArmyBN82 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:39 pm

gabn92 wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:58 pm
If Hopkins continues to improve, Army upsets Michigan (or at least holds its own) and is sitting at 11-1 or 12-0 going into the Navy game and Heisman weekend...he should be in the conversation. I don’t think Heisman voters will seriously consider him, but he would likely get some press and consideration. Fun to dream though!
Seems that Bleacher Report wants to dream with us as they have Army as a possible team that could go undefeated - albeit with the need for a Miracle win :) That happens and Hopkins at least would get into the conversation similar to how Kennan Reynolds did. We can dream can't we!

"If by some miracle Army is able to win the road game against Michigan on Sept. 7, it's all downhill from there. The second-toughest game on the schedule is...a home game against Tulane? Or maybe the road game against Hawaii solely because of the logistics involved when traveling from New York to Hawaii? It's a weak slate aside from that one near-impossible task."

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NOT a "weak slate"!

Post by ARMORMAN » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:19 pm

If you've never played in a service academy game, you have no idea how incredibly intense it is.
Neither af or navy will EVER be taken for granted, especially af at their place after we humiliated them there 2 years ago. Sutton knew it, even with a streak of 5: Every game goes to the more desperate team. Monken knows this.....
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Re: NOT a "weak slate"!

Post by ArmyBN82 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:05 pm

ARMORMAN wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:19 pm
If you've never played in a service academy game, you have no idea how incredibly intense it is.
Neither af or navy will EVER be taken for granted, especially af at their place after we humiliated them there 2 years ago. Sutton knew it, even with a streak of 5: Every game goes to the more desperate team. Monken knows this.....
Completely agree with all your statements and glad that Monken gets it. Last year before Air Force he hit the right note saying:

"obviously the Commander In Chief's Trophy is at stake. Anytime you play an academy game they are big games and to this point in the season we haven't played a bigger game than this one. "

Coach Monken has seen the game from both sidelines and like a sibling rivalry never count the smaller one out. Air Force came back on us last year and made it close. Army along with great development and coaching will again need execution, focus, energy and luck. But, when they do have these traits - like the bleacher report above says we fans can dream.

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Coach Monken and Hopkins recognized

Post by ArmyBN82 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:10 pm

In an article rightly recognizing Coach Monken and his work in rebuilding the Army team - citing him as deserving a lifetime contract I thought it was interesting that special attention was again paid to Kelvin Hopkins who continue to get more ink in the media. I am a big fan of QB KelvinHopkins but am most impressed by how Army coaching continues to develop players and depth at each position. It is a long season with an extra game this year.

"Jeff Monken, Army — This is not a one year overreaction. Monken has led Army to unprecedented new heights with 29 wins over the past three seasons, including three consecutive bowl victories for the first time in program history. Only three times since 1970 have the Black Knights posted three straight years above .500 and Monken will hit No. 4 in 2019 with returning star quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr."

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Re: Kelvin Hopkins -opening up the offense

Post by ArmyBN82 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:49 am

A good detailed article on Kelvin Hopkins and looking at opening up the Army Offense by Tom Shanahan who is a self declared fan.

I agree that we will keep pounding on the ground with the triple option but, also believe (especially after Spring scrimmage) we will see our fast slot backs get the ball more out wide- and pass be mixed in earlier when we are to predictable and start to let teams back into the game. Kelvin Hopkins continues to mature and understand the game quicker as he begins his second year as Army's starting QB - this bodes well for Army. Thoughts??

When asked about more passing, “The receivers and slot backs are excited about the possibilities. Fans and the media are intrigued. Opponents are fearful.”

Kelvin Hopkins is more cautious: “Let’s not forget he is a West Point officer-in-training that understands chain-of- command principles: Read: the game plan from head coach Jeff Monken on down to offensive coordinator Brent Davis calling the plays.
“It’s Army football, so you know exactly what to expect,” said Hopkins, a hint of a chuckle in his voice at the prevalence of such speculation. “It’s going to be a run heavy offense. That’s our identity. That’s who we are.”

"But the 5-foot-10, 205-pounder from Charlotte Independence does acknowledge there is room for Army to throw the ball." “We definitely have a lot of athletes all over the field that can do different things,” he said. “There are going to be a few tweaks that we can do to keep defenses on their toes.
“I think throwing will come within the flow of the game,” Hopkins said. “If that’s what’s happening at the moment and that’s how coach Davis feels we’ll absolutely do it. If the run game is gaining four or five yards a carry, then we don’t need to switch up. It’s the flow of the game.”

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