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PODCAST: Bobby Kough

Bobby Kough’s first flight on an airplane was headed to West Point from California.

Kough was recruited by Colorado State and was intending to play for San Diego State until his Army visit with then coach Rich Ellerson and staff.

Once Kough received an offer from Army, he joked that his father probably told the other schools to stop recruiting him and that his son was going to West Point.

Kough committed to Army and played at Army Prep. There, he would be offered a chance to walk on at Colorado, where his brother, Gerrad, was an offensive lineman. Kough had built too much of a bond with his Army Prep brothers to walk away.

Kough’s West Point experience was about to begin. From dressing as a freshman and learning from Army’s 2010 Armed Forces champion team leaders Steve Anderson and Mike Gann, leaving West Point the following season to be with his father, returning to be a two-year starter, making his first start against San Diego State and going through the transition of Jeff Monken’s first season in 2014, Kough’s time at the academy made him into the person he is today, a successful real estate investor.

Kough tells a great story about recording his first career sack against Boston College in 2012 and receiving a call from Florida State defensive end and future Indianapolis Colt Bjorn Werner after the game. Werner, a friend of Army teammate Clayton Keller, asked for advice on how to attack Boston College’s offensive line.

There’s more good stories in the latest edition of the Black Knight Nation podcast below

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