Posted: 12/31/2012 6:21 PM
Last edited 12/31/2012 7:46 PM by FalconA
Posted: 12/31/2012 7:57 PM
FalconA wrote: Happy New Year Falcon Fans!!!!2012 is behind us and for Falcon Football a year of problems on and off the field. Time for TC and staff to flash back to the point six years ago when they arrived and injected a new energy and enthusiasm into a struggling program. That luster has worn off and there needs to be a return to the basics of football 101. On and off the field of play.This program needs to reteach tackling, ball security, blocking, toughness, and yes character.Coaches need to look for on field talent and off field quality young men of virtuous character. The majority are being smeared by the indiscretions of the few. Sexual assault, smoking spice, aptitude/conduct probation, courtmartials, etc are taking away from the program. Recruit great officer candidates first who just happen to be able to play football at the D1 level and understand that it is a privilege to do so. Not the other way around. Back to basics. If you can't do it the right way, have the pride to drop down to FCS (D-1AA). The Class of 2016 only had 1050 cadets admitted. D-1 football players are getting much bigger , much stronger, and much faster. I think we still can compete, but not at the expense of "building leaders of character for the nation". Budget cuts are coming. Fewer "blue chips" will be admitted. Losing them to failures of character will destroy the program. Football is a privilege at Air Force and not a right. Look beyond the talent and look at the whole candidate. Have the courage to say NO to that young man who has a few issues of questionable character in high school. The Academy is not an institution of rehabilitation. It's an institution of officer development.These young men need to take care of and look out for each other, not cover for each other, on and off the field. The "brotherhood" needs to be reemphasized by the 10 coaches on the staff who are graduates. When they all come together for one another, good things will happen. Lets bring Falcon football to a place in 2013 where all we talk about are X's and O's and ........wins.
Posted: 12/31/2012 8:10 PM
Last edited 12/31/2012 8:12 PM by FalconA
Posted: 12/31/2012 8:22 PM
FalconA wrote: Calhoun was told when he took the job that he would have to "do more with less". That said, I believe he gets no more than 45-50 appointees identified as "football recruits". That would include the appointees from the Prep School.Of the number whatever it is, he probably gets 25 or so identified as "blue chips" meaning they are given preferential treatment in the admissions process.
Posted: 12/31/2012 8:26 PM
Posted: 12/31/2012 8:40 PM
FalconA wrote: Don't think it's anywhere close to 100 at the P-School. Maybe 50-60 if that. Suffice it to say that when the Blue Chips get kicked out or kicked off the team it hurts big time.
Posted: 12/31/2012 8:47 PM
Posted: 12/31/2012 9:40 PM
FalconA wrote: FWIW, the Preppies have no commitment to AF football and can leave for any other program. For example, Iowa's leading rusher this year was a former AF Preppie. We also have a Vandy transfer in the program who was injured all this year.
Posted: 12/31/2012 11:57 PM
Last edited 1/1/2013 9:33 AM by FalconA