Saturday, August 2, 2008

Air Force College Football Preview

The Falcons desperately need someone to emerge at QB, a position that has tough assignments and requires heady decision making in this scheme. No ideal candidate seems to be ready to fill the shoes of the departed four-year starter Shaun Carney. Also gone is a 1,478-yard rusher in RB Chad Hall and no one has emerged to remotely fill his shows either. Coach Troy Calhoun arrived with plans to bring passing to a run-based system. This has not been the case with guys like Hall racking up the yards, but the 2008 team may take on more of this dimension with so many holes at RB. TE Travis Dekker ranks as the team's best receiver. No player on the OL goes over 300 pounds which means another academy will be forced to stick with the zone blocking schemes. But this front wall has potential. Two of the best players on this side of the ball come from this unit in Keith Williams and Nick Charles. Defensively, the pass rush has not proven effective which will be tough for a defense that is extremely weak at CB. The overall team outlook appears bleak on paper with only nine starters back in the fold. Returning to a bowl game will prove extremely difficult with so many losses at the skill positions.

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