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Interview with Rich Ellerson: Part III

Army head coach Rich Ellerson restored winning football at West Point in his second season as head coach. Recently, Jim Lawler of ArmySports.com spoke with Ellerson regarding the upcoming 2011 season. In this installment he discusses the defense and the challenges in replacing so many key starters from last year's bowl winning team.

ArmySports.com: I've been concerned about the size of defensive line. The nature of the double eagle flex lets you play smaller at quick and bandit tackle but the nose tackle has to play both A gaps. I've talked with coach Saadat about this. Is A.J. Mackey or whoever wins that spot big enough to handle two gap? Rich Ellerson: Oh yeah. You don't have to be 260 to do that [play nose tackle] There...

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