Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun could be a leading candidate to take over for the fired Josh McDaniels. The Denver Post's Jeff Legwold speculates that Calhoun is likely at the top of the list of candidates.
Calhoun, a graduate of the Air Force Academy, coached for the Denver Broncos from 2003-2005. He served as an assistant on offense, defense and special teams before leaving for Gary Kubiak and the Houston Texans in 2006. He then moved to the Air Force Academy in December 2006.
Calhoun has led Air Force to the four winning records and four bowl games since he took over for Fisher DeBerry. While he employs the triple option at Air Force, Calhoun uses it because that is the traditional offense at the Academy under DeBerry. Given his experience in the NFL, Calhoun should be able to establish an NFL offensive scheme.
Whilewill likely dance around naming coaches during today's press conference, hopefully we'll be able to gain some hints at who the team will look at. No matter what, Troy Calhoun should be interviewed.