Air Force Football 2012: Steve Russ Returns To Academy As Co-Defensive Coordinator

Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun has announced the addition of Steve Russ to his stiff as co-defensive coordinator.

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Air Force RB Coach Desmond Kitchings Expected To Be Named To Same Position At NC State, According To Report

According to a report from PackPride.com, North Carolina State is expected to hire running backs coach and running game coordinator Desmond Kitchings away from the Air Force Academy. NC State has been looking for a new running backs coach since Everette Sands left the program for the same position at the University of South Carolina.

Related: Air Force Names Steve Russ Co-Defensive Coordinator And Assistant Head Coach

If the report is accurate, Kitchings will have spent only one season coaching at Air Force. He joined the Falcons after three years at Vanderbilt.

With Air Force, Kitchings helped what was -- as usual -- one of the country's top rushing attacks. The Falcons finished the 2011 season third nationally in rushing yards per game and fourth nationally in yards per carry.

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Air Force Names Steve Russ Co-Defensive Coordinator And Assistant Head Coach

Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun announced the addition of Steve Russ to his football staff on Monday afternoon. Russ, a 1995 graduate of the Academy and former Falcons football player, will be Calhoun's assistant head coach, co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach.Russ comes to Air Force from Wake Forest. He has spent over a decade coaching college football.

Prior to coaching the secondary last season at Wake Forest, Russ spent his first two seasons working with the tight ends and fullbacks and was the linebackers coach in 2010. He coached at Syracuse for three seasons (2005-07) and spent four seasons as an assistant at Ohio (2001-04).

Related: Air Force Loses Defensive Coordinator, Promotes Charlton Warren As Replacement

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Air Force Loses Defensive Coordinator, Promotes Charlton Warren As Replacement

Air Force defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt has accepted a job with Texas A&M and secondary coach Charlton Warren will be promoted to replace him

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