2011 Mountain West Football Spring Practice, Game Dates Announced

Air Force begins spring football practice on Wednesday Feb. 23 and it ends on March 16 with no spring game.

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Air Force Falcons Announce Position Changes This Spring

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.

Going into spring practice the Falcons have announced a few position changes. Two players will definitely change positions in Wale Lawal who will make the switch from outside linebacker to defensive end, Kyle Shaw will make the transition from defensive tackle to play offensive tackle and then P.J. Adeji-Paul will possibly move from safety to cornerback. Adeji-Paul is a natural cornerback, but he was moved to safety last year due to the Falcons having depth at the cornerback position. He will be compete with Josh Hall and Chris Miller to see who replace outgoing starter Reggie Rembert. Rembert will be a tough player to replace since he was a first team all-conference player from 2009-2010 and was named to the American Football Coaches Association first team this past season.

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.

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2011 Mountain West Football Spring Practice, Game Dates Announced

College football has been over since Jan. 10, but spring practices are slowly starting to get under way across the country. As for the Mountain West, the Air Force Falcons are the first team to suit up for spring practice as they begin practicing on Wednesday Feb. 23 and end practice March 16 with no spring game.

There will be some intrigue this spring as the Boise St. Broncos enter into the league, the San Diego St. Aztecs have a new head coach and we will see how TCU will handle their Rose Bowl victory this spring (probably fine).

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.  

School Spring Practice Spring Game
Air Force Falcons February 23 None
Boise State Broncos March 7 April 16
Colorado State Rams March 24 April 23
New Mexico Lobos March 22 April 16
San Diego State Aztecs February 26 April 4
TCU Horned Frogs March 4 April 2
UNLV Rebels February 28 April 2
Wyoming Cowboys March 5 April 9

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