Much to the dismay of Army fans wishing to see the team's new offense,
Brock said it was his call to "close practice down" and that the move "probably got blown a bit out of proportion" because "not a lot of people were coming anyway."
Well, Army fans, you won't have to wait for the first game of the season to see the team's new offensive scheme because
"Right now…I do know that we will be outside and we don't have any area where we are going to put big fences up, that would screen out people. I will assume that if people want to come out and watch practice that they will see exactly what we are doing [on offense] because we have no intention of staying inside in the fall - leading up to the Temple game," said Anderson.
Brock agreed that closing practices this fall would be "difficult."
"I just think that at
When asked directly if the new offensive scheme would be open to the public during fall practice,
And although it seems as though the offense will be unveiled prior to Army's first game,
"I wish we could keep it under hats and that I had enough people who were curious to see what [offense] we were running, and [that would lead them to] buy a ticket for the Temple game. I might make some money that night."
So pending good weather, on Friday, August 1, Army will unveil its secret offense to whoever can get access to the
"We really want to cater to the fan and the family experience. We want people to come up here to experience a football game, but we also want them to come to
"We are going to create a festive atmosphere [with] inflatable [toy structures], face painting, clowns, autograph [sessions], balloons…We are going to bring in military sponsors and military displays. So it will invite football fans, but families as well."
Army also announced in April, that it is installing a new high definition video board in the North end zone of Michie Stadium for the upcoming football season. The 20 x 50 video board will be part of a new and improved scoreboard that
As for festivities after the game, fans will be able to stay in Michie Stadium and view Coach Brock's post-game press conference and interviews with Army players on the new video board.
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