Sports - Air Force

Mar 17, 2011 1:58 AM by Lee Douglas

Confident Falcons wrap up spring football practice

Head coach Troy Calhoun and the Air Force football team wrapped up three weeks of spring football practice on Wednesday at the Academy.

Spring drills which began on February 23 consisted of 15 practice sessions. The players will now spend lots of time in the weight room but won't return to the practice field until this summer.

And it appears to be a confident bunch of Falcons. Defensive end Ryan Gardner told News First 5's Jordan Mason he thought the team could go unbeaten. Gardner said, "I think we probably have one of the best Air Force teams we've had in years."

Quarterback Tim Jefferson said, "That's always the goal. When is it ever a goal to lose a game? We definitely have the talent to do it."

Calhoun put it all in perspective however. He told Mason, "When you haven't played a game it's easy to say that. Otherwise I think its discussion. It's talk. I think ultimately what it's going to come down to is just long haul work."

An unbeaten season would mean wins over TCU at home and Boise State and Notre Dame on the road. The Air Force season kicks off September 3 against South Dakota at Falcon Stadium.




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