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Air Force coach and NCAA Football Rules Committee chairman Troy Calhoun backed off earlier comments and said he only supports a rule change to slow offenses if evidence can be found that such a change would decrease health risks.

Last week, Calhoun said a rule change would "enhance student-athlete safety by guaranteeing a small window for both teams to substitute." He's begun to change his tune, perhaps because of the backlash from both the public and forward-thinking offensive coaches. "The key is this: I think the only way that it can or it should become a rule is if it is indeed a safety concern," Calhoun said. "And that can't be something that's a speculation or a possibility. I think there's got to be something empirical there where you realize, 'Yep, this truly is a health matter' in terms of not being able to get a defensive player off the field."
Wed, Feb 19, 2014 02:32:00 PM

Air Force hired Ron Vanderlinden as an assistant coach.

Vanderlinden's job title hasn't yet been released. Vanderlinden has been at Penn State since 2001. The linebackers coach was fired in December.
Mon, Feb 3, 2014 10:56:00 PM

Air Force senior RB Anthony LaCoste accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

LaCoste is a grinder who put up 890 rushing yards in Air Force's option-based offensive system in 2013, but he isn't an NFL prospect. He'll always have the memories, however, such as dropping 263 yards and three touchdowns against bitter rival Army in a 42-28 victory on Nov. 2.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 05:01:00 PM

Air Force senior RB Anthony LaCoste attempted 22 runs for 109 yards in Thursday's loss to San Diego State.

LaCoste's career high in yards was previously 77 yards, set on August 31 against Colgate. He isn't an NFL prospect. Air Force has lost six straight games and is heading into slaughter next week in South Bend against Notre Dame. If you're looking for positives, there's this: There isn't a cooler live animal on a college football sideline than Air Force's eagle.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 12:19:00 AM

Air Force removed five players from its football team, including starting senior S Anthony Wooding.

Head coach Troy Calhoun refused to offer an explanation for the removals but the five student athletes are still enrolled in the Academy. The other four include linebacker Jamil Cooks, receiver Mikel Hunter, receiver Brandon Hirneise, and tight end Devin Durden.
Source: The Gazette
Sat, Aug 4, 2012 01:30:00 PM

Following Asher Clark's dismissal from the academy, his father spoke out about how he feels the academy has made an example of his son.

Clark thought he was smoking tobacco and not another substance that was in violation of the academy’s rules. His dismissal took place mere days prior to his scheduled graduation and his father feels Clark is being made an example in what is a zero-tolerance academy policy. Clark completed his playing eligibility last season as the program’s second-leading career rusher with 3,594 yards.
Tue, May 22, 2012 01:41:00 PM

Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson threw for 2 TDs and ran for a third in a 42-41 Military Bowl loss to Toledo.

Jefferson was 13-of-22 for 159 yards and had 61 yards on 14 carries. It was the fourth time this season he totaled at least 3 touchdowns. The senior finished the season with 14 TD passes and 11 rushing.
Wed, Dec 28, 2011 09:10:00 PM

Jonathan Warzeka had 163 yards on only 10 touches in Air Force’s 42-41 loss to Toledo in the Military Bowl.

Buoyed by a 60-yard run, the senior had 95 yards rushing on 6 carries. Warzeka also had 50 yards on 3 receptions, one of which resulted in a 37-yard TD. He added and 18-yard kick return.
Wed, Dec 28, 2011 09:05:00 PM

Status of Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson is unknown after he suffered a possible concussion against Wyoming.

Jefferson left in the first quarter of the Falcons’ loss to Wyoming and did not return. Connor Dietz took over and played the rest of the way. Coach Troy Calhoun indicated it may be Wednesday before he knows anything about Jefferson’s availability for Saturday’s game against UNLV. Jefferson has thrown for 1,129 yards and 8 touchdowns and rushed for 373 yards with 9 TDs this season.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Nov 14, 2011 10:24:00 AM

Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson practiced on Monday, but coach Troy Calhoun did not state if he would be the starter against Army on Saturday.

Tim Jefferson was removed in the second quarter of a 42-0 win over New Mexico with a facial injury, described previously in the Post as being to the bridge of his nose. Army is coming to Colorado Springs, which means Calhoun will want Jefferson under center from the get-go. A victory gives the Falcons the Commander-in-Chief Trophy for the second straight year. Jefferson has thrown for 1,007 yards, rushed for 298 and totaled 15 touchdowns.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Nov 1, 2011 11:15:00 AM

Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson established career highs for yards, completions and attempts against San Diego State.

Jefferson's numbers look surreal compared to most every other stat line in his career at Air Force. Running an option-based attack, it is rare that he would put the ball in the air as many as 15 times in a game. On Thursday night, he was 22-of-36 for 224 yards -- all career highs. He also tied his career high with 2 TD passes. Jefferson had 71 attempts in the first five games this season, including 24 against Notre Dame last week.
Fri, Oct 14, 2011 08:36:00 AM

Air Force running back Jared Tew (broken leg), wide receiver Kevin Fogler (knee) and safety Brian Lindsay (collarbone) practiced in Wednesday's non-contact workout and proclaimed themselves healthy. “I didn’t really notice it,” Tew said of his injured leg. “I went full speed, and I felt really conditioned today, too. I didn’t feel tired. I felt really good today.”

The coaching staff is being cautiously optimistic about Tew's return for the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl on Dec. 27.  Tew is still considered questionable for the game.
Source: The Gazette
Thu, Dec 23, 2010 07:30:00 PM

Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun says that the return of injured fullback Jared Tew is "a long shot".  Tew broke his fibula in October and as of last week still had problems pushing off on that leg.

The Falcon offense will go without Tew but they could certainly use him at full strength against a tough Georgia Tech team in the Independence Bowl.
Thu, Dec 9, 2010 11:15:00 AM

Air Force fullback Jared Tew will be out for the next six weeks after suffering a broken fibula against San Diego State. 

With Tew out, the Falcons could lean more on the legs of running back Asher Clark and quarterback Tim Jefferson the rest of the year.
Source: The Gazette
Mon, Oct 18, 2010 02:15:00 PM

Air Force fullback Jared Tew had his second straight 100-yard performance, this time against Navy.  While he did not reach the endzone, Tew paced the potent ground attack with 17 carries for 111 yards.

Tew is a consistent performer and will feast upon some of the softer Mountain West defenses. 
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Sun, Oct 3, 2010 06:45:00 AM

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