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Army shows interest in Monken

The U.S. Military Academy has expressed interest in Georgia Southern head football coach Jeff Monken.
Army fired coach Rich Ellerson on Sunday after five years heading the Black Knights. Ellerson went 20-41 at Army and was 0-5 against the program’s biggest rival, the Naval Academy.
GSU Athletics Director Tom Kleinlein said the school granted the Academy permission to talk with Monken.
Kleinlein said Monken expressed interest in meeting with Army representatives.
Monken is 38-16 at GSU, and led the Eagles to the semifinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He coached under Paul Johnson at GSU, Navy and Georgia Tech before becoming the head coach of the Eagles in 2010.

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