Sustaining a winning program is the key to navigating the changing landscape in major-college football for schools outside the nation's five power conferences, according to coaches Troy Calhoun of Air Force and Mike Bobo of Colorado State.
Air Force flew under the radar a bit as far as smaller football programs go, but the Falcons had an excellent season in 2014. Troy Calhoun’s team went 10-3, with double digit wins over rivals Army and Navy to capture the Commander-in-Chief’s trophy for the first time since 2011, and a 14 point win over Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
To celebrate the 10 win...
There are a lot of similarities between Air Force and Western Michigan - two teams that have never faced each other before - and it begins with the resolve of their head coaches.
P.J. Fleck and Troy Calhoun are nearly a generation apart in age. Calhoun graduated from Air Force (1989) the year Fleck, Western Michigan's second-year coach, turned 9. But while there's a gap in age, the...
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December 19, 2014
There are plenty of critics of the new college football four-team playoff but Air Force coach Troy Calhoun may have come out with the strongest comments ever about it. Calhoun told the Colorado Springs Gazette that the four-team playoff is “un-American” and wants to see it moved to at least eight teams and hopefully 16 to let smaller conferences to have a chance. [photo: Justin...
December 12, 2014
Air Force football beat Boise State for the first time in school history on Saturday. The Falcons forced seven Broncos turnovers en route to a 28-14 win, which gave Air Force its first conference win since 2012. After Air Force coach Troy Calhoun addressed the squad, the players huddled up, did a Samoan chant called “O Alele,” and dumped water and Gatorade all over each other...
Troy Calhoun is willing to take measures to slow down college offenses, but only if he sees hard evidence that defending an up-tempo offense creates genuine health risks, the Air Force coach and NCAA Football Rules Committee chairman says.
It was a rough year for head coach Troy Calhoun and his Air Force squad in 2013. The Falcons failed to win a Mountain West conference game and Calhoun, the first graduate to become head coach, had the lowest offense production in seven seasons as head coach (24.7 points per game), and the defense also gave up the most points per game (40.0) since Calhoun took over in 2007. What&...
Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun has added new assistants Ron Vanderlinden and Tim Cross to his staff.
Titles and coaching assignments haven't been determined.
Vanderlinden joins the Falcons after 13 years at Penn State, where he coached linebackers, and Cross joins Air Force after spending the last three years as strength and conditioning coach at Texas. Before that,...
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February 03, 2014