Army set for success with new staff

We here at gave our opinion on who should stay and go on Stan Brock's staff. Now that the staff is set, we offer our thoughts on the crew that Brock put together and the coaches he retained.

Wally Ake, cornerbacks
Ake falls into that Bruce Hardin/Eddie Wilson old school set, but he made the cut, and rightfully so. He's done a good job with the Black Knights' secondary.

Dan Baranik, wide receivers, recruiting corrdinator
With all due respect, Tucker Waugh is the guy for this job, at least, the wide receivers part. The unit has slipped since he left for Stanford. But it's difficult to can a recruiting coordinator at this stage.
So here's something to think of: Does Baranik stay around after this year?

Tyree Foreman, offensive assistant
Has done a great job with the running backs and its nice that Army was able to find a job for him.

Justin Hardin, defensive assistant
His dad is gone, but the kid stays. Good for him. We should learn more about him this season.

Clarence Holmes, defensive line
Boy, could he rush the passer when he played for Army. These days, he seems to be avoiding the sacks. Holmes has been an assistant under four Army head coaches, Todd Berry, John Mumford, Bobby Ross and Brock.

Robert Lyles, linebackers
A good hire, Lyles has eight years of NFL experience. But many here will always think why not Ben Kotwica?
Kotwica, defensive coordinator at USMA Prep last year, played on Army's revered 1996 team and served in Iraq. Imagine all he could share with recruits on visits. Some Powerful stuff.

Gary Miller, special teams
The kicking, punting and punt return game has been effective under Miller's watch and he's done what he's can to solidfy the kick return game. No reason he shouldn't have been retained.

John Misciagna, tight ends
He's always done a good job with the tight ends and has been around the game for a long time. Misciagna is legit.

John Mumford, defensive coordinator
Imagine how effective his defense could be if opposing offenses didn't always take over the ball on the Black Knights' 40-yard line? We all knew Mumford wasn't going anywhere.

John Tice, offensive line coach
Cut from the same cloth as Brock. A former tight end, Tice played with Brock in the NFL with New Orleans. Like Brock, he seems to be tough and no-nonsense. A great hire.

Tim Walsh, offensive coordinator
So what if Troy Calhoun is dismantling the option at Air Force. We still think it can work at Army. Walsh is innovative, we just hope is offense can work at West Point, and we wish him all the best!

Adam Waugh, safeties
Another smart, young coach. He's done a great job with Caleb Campbell and Jordan Murray. Now, if only the pair could stay healthy.

Tucker Waugh, running backs
Reunited with his kid brother. He is a talented coach that is destined to be an offensive coordinator soon. Army wide receivers ran much crisper routes and dropped less balls with him coaching the unit.
Waugh helped Aaron Alexander become one of the best wide receivers in Army history and developed Jeremy Trimble and Walter Hill.
Yeah, we like this guy a lot! Top Stories