It's not hard to find talent in the Peach State. When Air Force coach Charlton Warren was in the Atlanta area he saw something he liked in Nasiir Edwards, a 5-foot-9, 193-pound defensive back from Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, Ga., and gave him his first D-1 offer.
The 2013 Air Force season is rapidly approaching. Between now and fall camp Falcons Report will
preview each of the 12 opponents in no particular order. Today we'll look at Utah State.
No. 75 Air Force Falcons (6-7) Coach Troy Calhoun (seventh season, 47-31 at Air Force and overall)Returning Starters: 10, 3 offense, 5 defense, 2 special teamsRecruiting Rank: 95Strength of Schedule: 82 Last year, coach Troy Calhoun had his first losing season at Air Force, but still took the Falcons to their sixth straight bowl game. The Falcons will have a bit of a rebuilding...
Navy has ruled the roost in CIC Trophy competition over the past decade, but Air Force made inroads in 2010 and 2011. Last year, the Falcons lost their edge over the Midshipmen. How will they get it back in 2013?
Position:Running Back, Punt/Kickoff Return SpecialistYears Played: 1980-81, 84-85Personal: Married with four children.Professional: NBC 10 (Philadelphia) Sports DirectorBest football moment at BYU: Best moment as a team was winning the 1984 National Championship. Best moments individually were the 1985 Air Force and Hawaii games. Versus Air Force, Sikahema returned a punt 72 yards...
Last week’s statistical review showed how (and why) the value of passing statistics can easily be inflated. This week, one of Air Force’s more impressive and substantial passing achievements is highlighted, in order to show the difference between a meaningful stat and a hollow one.
The 2013 Air Force season is rapidly approaching. Between now and fall camp Falcons Report will preview each of the 12 opponents in no particular order. Today we'll look at Colgate.
During the spring evaluation period, Army was the third D-1 school to offer Keenan Curran, a 6-2, 185-pound athlete who's capable of playing quarterback, wide receiver, or defensive back at the next level. Curran said he's interested in both Army and Air Force, who later extended an offer of their own, and will likely visit one of the two campuses during the summer months ahead.
POP'S GOT POP
As previously noted on That NBA Lottery Pick, one of our favorite NBA coaches has to be San Antonio Spurs head man Gregg Popovich. Thanks to Spurs Nation and a friend of the site Rae D. Cabello, Gregg’s 1970 Air Force yearbook entry has hit the Internet hard. Personally, my favorite part of the entire photo collage has to be the inclusion that Popovich’s future plans include happiness:
Air Force finished the 2012 season with a disappointing 6-7 record. Despite the below average Falcon season Air Force fans can be excited by a large number of talented returnees for 2013. Falcons Report will review these top returning players. In this segment we discuss defensive back Steffon Batts.
Champion. Legend. Spurs.
When you think of Gregg Popovich, many words come to mind. But what about happy?
Coach Pop may not be known for his charming personality, especially around reporters, but happiness is all he ever wanted. Photos from Popovich's 1970s, Air Force Academy yearbook surfaced online Monday, complete with a telling blurb on the future Hall-of-Famer:
Gregg Popovich is prepping for his Spurs’ NBA Finals appearance, and as that was happening some great old photos of Pop have surfaced. Rae Cabello Tweeted out a few images of Pop during his time as a student and player at the Air Force Academy during the late 1960s. As FTW points out, it looks like his nickname at that time was ‘Popo.’ Random fact of the day would be...
More completions, more yardage, more success – right? Lee Corso offers a word of caution: “Not so fast, my friend.” Passing yards are one of the more overrated statistics in football, and in this week’s statistical review of 2012, we offer a timely reminder of that pigskin truth.
Randy Spetman is not to be messed with...
Almost 30 years in the Air Force as a defensive lineman and serving your country does not mean that you will suffer fools lightly, and you won't let a little skirmish in the stands mess up your building as Florida State's Athletic Director...
Savannah State fans got in to it with FSU Fans (specifically...
Air Force received their first commitment for the Class of 2014 when Boadie Matts made his verbal pledge the the Falcon staff the same day he was offered by the school. The 6-foot-1, 240-pound running back/linebacker out of Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, Fla., gave his commitment to running backs coach Ben Miller on Thursday, May 23rd.
This week's analysis of service academy football dives into Navy's passing game, Army's fourth-down defense, and Air Force's resilience.
The state of Missouri continues the trend of producing a large number of D1 prospects for the class of 2014. We have the latest prospect and his offer.
Highland Park high school RB/DB Sammy Wilson has his sites set on a service academy. Not Army, not Air Force, but the Naval Academy.
Go through the categories. Sift through the different measurements of single-game prowess and proficiency. You’ll notice something about the 2012 Air Force Falcons that, while not massively disconcerting or alarming, deserves a little bit of attention.
Hilliard Darby (OH) junior Devon Rogers has his first offer in the bag. Check out what the cornerback has to say about Air Force.
Air Force finished the 2012 season with a disappointing 6-7 record. Despite the below average Falcon season Air Force fans can be excited by a large number of talented returnees for 2013. Falcons Report will preview these top returning players. In this segment we discuss defensive back Christian Spears.
Air Force's first halves, Army's defensive playmaking, and Navy's comebacks acquire the spotlight in this week's statistical review of the three FBS service academies.
On Monday, former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was in attendance at Dodger Stadium to watch the Dodgers and Angels partake in a crosstown Memorial Day clash.In case you didn't pay attention in history class, Aldrin is most notably known for being the second man to ever walk on the moon. The Air Force veteran set foot on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. He also threw...
2012 Record: 6-7 (5-3 in MWC)
Head Coach: Troy Calhoun (47-31 at Air Force, 29-18 in MWC)
Four Year Trend: 7.5 wins and 5.5 losses
Last Bowl Game: 2012 Armed Forces Bowl: lost to Rice 33-14
Stadium: Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, CO (capacity = 46,692)
Home Field Advantage: ranked 10th out of 55 mid-major teams
Metairie (La.) Archbishop Rummel 2014 WR Steven Dunbar added his sixth offer last week from the Air Force Falcons. Go inside as Dunbar talks about his recruitment...