Air Force is gearing up for a much anticipated against BYU and they may be without defensive back Reggie Rembert who is part of a secondary that is one of the best in the Mountain West. In the season opening game against Northwestern State Rembert was carted of the field after suffering a neck injury in the first half. On Sunday he was considered doubtful but Rembert participated in today's practice wearing a red no-contact jersey:
Calhoun said Rembert didn't hit anyone, so he didn't want to put too much stock into him returning to practice. Calhoun would not speculate on Rembert's chances of playing, and didn't display much optimism in his comments. Then again, Calhoun also wasn't publicly optimistic Rembert would practice this week.
"He's got a ways to go," Calhoun said after practice. "We'll see."
This is great news for Air Force that Rembert was able to be on the field for Saturday's game, as was it a good sign to see his counterpart Anthony Wright, Jr practicing at full speed after suffering a minor rib injury on Saturday.
These two players are key to Air Force winning this game since BYU plans on using their two quarterback system -- which they used to defeat Washington -- with Riley Nelson and heralded true freshman Jake Heaps. With the way Air Force head coach is pumping up Jake Heaps these two defensive backs better play:
"I think [Jake Heaps] is a slam-dunk (NFL) first round pick. He's as slam dunk as it gets. I think he's more talented than any QB they've ever had there."
That is a bit of a stretch, but Heaps was the number one rated quarterback per Rivals in last years recruiting class.