Feb 24, 2011 1:37 AM by Lee Douglas and Jordan Mason
College football in February? Normally those two things don't go together. However February football at the Air Force Academy has turned into a regular thing. The Falcons kicked off spring football Wednesday afternoon.
Most colleges prefer to have spring football practice in March or April. But Air Force coach Troy Calhoun has started spring ball in February the past couple of years and you certainly can't argue with his results.
Air Force is currently on one of its most successful stretches in program history with four straight Bowl game appearances and two straight Bowl wins.
Several of the Falcons returning starters told News First 5's Jordan Mason they are thrilled to be back on the football field.
Wide Receiver Jonathan Warzeka said, "Football is a year around sport. And that's exactly what it is at the Academy."
Falcons' tailback Asher Clark added, "I'm definitely ready. A lot of guys on the team are ready to be back on the field and I know it hasn't even been two months since our last game, but we're ready as a whole team."
Air Force spring practice runs through March 16. The Falcons first game is September 3 at Falcon Stadium against South Dakota.