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Army's Flexbone Offense Gives Defenses More to Worry About than just the Triple Option

While Jeff Monken's flexbone offense is undoubtedly a direct descendent of the system created by his mentor, Paul Johnson, the head coach at West Point has made certain changes of his own since leaving the Georgia Tech coach's side to lead a program of his own nearly eight years ago. Though the Illinois native's career has been defined by his relationship with Johnson to this point, Monken's philosophies aren't identical to those of his former boss.

Monken comes from a coaching family, with an equally successful cousin, Todd, currently calling plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and when examining the tape of last year's Army squad, it's clear that his offense is more than just the triple option for which it's known.