Air Force ready to turn around in 2018

Posted at 11:03 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 01:21:10-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – New year, new attitude.

An old cliche but it rings true for Air Force football in 2018.

5-7 was not the season the Falcons wanted last year.

After an opening win vs. VMI, consecutive losses to Michigan, San Diego State and Navy left the Falcons looking up from the ground in the Mountain West race and on a promising season, overall. They rebound with three straight wins vs. UNLV, Nevada and Colorado State but they couldn’t maintain the momentum, winning just once over the rest of the final four games.

The Falcons kick off against Stony Brook Saturday afternoon at Falcon Stadium on Parent’s Weekend at the Academy.

“It’s an awesome weekend,” Calhoun said during his Tuesday press conference. “It’s kind of one of those that you wish every single weekend could be the case.”

Stony Brook is a preseason Top-25 team in the FCS Poll (#22) and brings in two running backs that can move and a defense that is strong. Doubtful if the Seawolves will be pushovers like VMI was in 2-17 when the Falcons won 62-0 to open the season.

“We have to focus on Air Force – as much as anything – not that you won’t take any opponent and look maybe what they are doing on an alignment or a formation,” Calhoun said. “We have to be dialed in and develop and we have to improve and really control what Air Force can.”