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.