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Air Force HC Troy Calhoun proposed expanding the Playoff to eight teams, with four Group of Five teams taking part in a mini-Playoff to get into the big dance.

Calhoun's proposition is both palatable -- we would be surprised if the Playoff field is not eventually bumped up to eight teams, there is plenty of support for that -- and kind of insane. In his scenario, the winner of each Power Five conference would receive an automatic bid, with two wild card spots and a guaranteed Group of Five spot rounding things out. In order to earn that guaranteed Group of Five slot, there would be a four-team Playoff. Again, that would be just to get into the actual Playoff. The issue here, of course, would be that the Group of Five team (already at a disadvantage on a pure talent level) would need to play an additional two games on top of their current slate. This is all probably a bridge too far on the logistics front, though we admire the creativity.
Source: The Gazette
Jul 15 - 3:21 PM

Air Force redshirt junior RB Timothy McVey was limited in spring practice due to an injury concern.

The nature of the injury has not been specified, but it looks like McVey (5'9/190) should be a go for August camp. Said RB coach Ben Miller during spring practice, "He's the exact replica you'd like to have in terms of work ethic each day. We'd love to have him out here, but it is good for these young guys to get these reps." This past season, McVey rolled his way to 708 yards and 10 touchdowns on just 83 carries. His 8.5 YPC clip was good for third-best in the FBS. He did all this while seeing 59 carries fewer than Jacobi Owens, who rumbled off into the sunset at the end of the 2016. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom ranks McVey as the No. 52 running back for fantasy play during the coming season.
Source: The Gazette
Jul 6 - 7:06 PM

Air Force junior QB Arion Worthman enters the summer as the undisputed starter.

Worthman assumed QB1 duties last season due to an injury to Nate Romine and recorded a 5-0 record as the Falcons' starter. He finished with 674 yards and six rushing touchdowns while going 23-of-39 passing for 546 yards and four scores. With Romine having graduated, it's now Worthman's show. He's a gifted option quarterback, but struggles in the pocket.
Jul 5 - 3:36 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compared Air Force WR Jalen Robinette to Denver Broncos WR Cody Latimore.

"Robinette has impressive size and vertical ball skills, but his route-running is extremely raw due to the limitations of Air Force's option-based attack," Zierlein wrote of the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder. The analyst refers to Robinette as a "traits-based prospect with a high ceiling." A potential late pick on Day 3, the wideout figures to require a long landing strip for development before he is ready to contribute in the pro ranks.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 6 - 8:49 PM

Air Force DE/LB Ryan Watson worked out for Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday.

Watson was fresh off a visit with the Packers. He's going to appeal to 3-4 teams looking for camp depth. The 6-foot-3, 249-pound Watson, a first-team all-MWC pick last year, played both linebacker and defensive end for Air Force.
Apr 6 - 1:41 PM

The Green Bay Packers worked out Air Force DE/OLB Ryan Watson.

In college, Watson played both linebacker and defensive end. The 6-foot-3, 249-pounder was a first-team all-conference pick after leading the Mountain West in sacks (.90 per game) with nine last season. He'll likely be available late on Day 3.
Apr 4 - 1:31 PM

Air Force WR Jalen Robinette is "very unimpressive" on film, according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

The analyst called Robinette "a tall, imposing target" that didn't receive many chances in Air Force's option offense. "Yet even when the pass is thrown in his direction, Robinette did not always come away with the reception," Pauline wrote. "On film he did a lot of standing around and losing out for contested or tough receptions. His size and yards per catch average are impressive." Rotoworld's Josh Norris is a known fan of the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Robinette because of his intriguing size/speed combination.
Mar 20 - 5:27 PM

Air Force WR Jalen Robinette accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Robinette offers a nice frame at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds. Air Force's offense held him to 188 in four years, but the triple-option also sucked defenders into the box and helped Robinette average 21.8 yards per catch. He's in the late-round discussion with a solid week.​
Jan 14 - 9:34 AM

Air Force awarded HC Troy Calhoun a contract extension through the 2021 season.

Just a minor extension for Calhoun, whose previous contract had been set to expire after the 2020 campaign. In 10 seasons at the helm of the Falcons' metaphorical aircraft, Calhoun's built up a 77-53 overall record. Air Force turned in a 10-2 regular-season record in 2016, then kept the good vibes going in bowl action with a 45-21 win over South Alabama in the Arizona Bowl on December 30.
Jan 9 - 7:56 PM

Air Force senior RB Jacobi Owens rushed for 74 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in Friday's 45-21 win over South Alabama in the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl.

Air Force fell behind 21-3 in the second quarter before they got their offense going in earnest. They hit the end zone twice in that quarter, with the latter score coming on a one-yard run by Owens. That knotted the score at 21-21. The Falcons would come out screeching in the second half, outscoring South Alabama 24-0 the rest of the way. The 6-foot, 202-pound Owens finished the 2016 campaign having rushed for 859 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 09:14:00 PM

Air Force senior WR Jalen Robinette caught three passes for 104 yards in Saturday's win over Army.

Robinette entered Saturday's action averaging a robust 25.9 yards per reception. He was well over that mark against Army, punking the Black Knights at a 34.6-yard average. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior is well worth a fantasy gander at this juncture, as he has surpassed 100 yards receiving in four of his last five games. That includes monster 5-163-1 and 7-182-1 performances against New Mexico and Navy, respectively.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 03:39:00 PM

Air Force senior RB Jacobi Owens rushed for 106 yards on 12 carries in Saturday's 31-12 win over Army.

Saturday's victory saw Owens pick up his third 100-yard rushing performance in nine tries. A large chunk of the 6-foot, 202-pound senior's output came via his long run of the afternoon, a 59-yard rumble. For the season as a whole, Owens has now rushed for 609 yards and three touchdowns. He looks to be finishing out a fine 2016 campaign, but in terms of fantasy, he just doesn't offer enough on a consistent basis for serious starting consideration.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 03:32:00 PM

Air Force senior WR Jalen Robinette has been invited to the East West Shrine Game.

The Falcons obviously run a run-based offense, so Robinette's opportunities are limited. On the season he has 21 catches for 568 yards and four touchdowns. Scouts will have plenty of tape on the Air Force receiver, dating back to his best season in 2014.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 11:27:00 AM

Air Force senior QB Nate Romine was able to practice in full on Monday after suffering an undisclosed injury on Saturday.

Air Force HC Troy Calhoun would not offer details as to the exact nature of Romine's injury, but it was enough to force him to exit in the fourth quarter of Saturday's win over Abilene Christian on Saturday. "We'll see as we go. He did a good bit [on Monday]. He's just nicked," said Calhoun. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound senior suffered a catastrophic knee injury last September, tearing both his MCL and ACL. For that reason alone, the Falcons are keeping a close eye on Romine's health. Air Force squares off with Georgia State on Saturday.
Source: The Gazette
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 03:33:00 PM

Air Force senior RB Jacobi Owens rushed for 119 yards on 12 carries in Saturday's win over Abilene Christian.

Owens failed to find the end zone in what was otherwise a shiny afternoon for the 6-foot, 202-pounder. He averaged a healthy 9.9 YPC in the victory. D.J. Johnson and Shayne Davern both received more carries than Owens and Air Force figures to use a variety of pieces in their triple option blitz throughout the 2016 campaign.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 05:50:00 PM


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