The Air Falcons Falcons being spring practice today, and while weather is still in full winter mode head coach Tory Calhoun has his reasons to start spring football this early. The main reason is to allow the Cadets to spend second half of the spring semester concentrating on their classes, and the other reason is to allow any injured players be able to heal up so they can be ready for summer work outs and fall camp.
The Falcons return a lot of players off of their Independence Bowl winning team, but the one position that is crucial to making the Falcon offense run smoothly is their fullback. A replacement will be needed since the Falcons lose Jared Tew, Nathan Walker and Ryan Southworth. Mike DeWitt is the only returning fullback with any experience, but he spent most of last year injured. Head coach Tory Calhoun has not ruled out using a freshman at spot if one happens to impress in fall camp.
With the Utah Utes and BYU Cougars out of the Mountain West the league will need to find a few new teams to spotlight to the national media. Boise State and TCU fight the mold, but look for Air Force and San Diego State to pick up the slack as they are the consensus to challenge Boise State and TCU for the conference title.
Here are the dates, so enjoy the spring football, because once May hits college football is still a lengthy four months away.