Due to what Air Force is calling a “scheduling conflict,” its football players are not available to the media after practice for an indefinite period.
The Falcons were not specific about what the scheduling conflict was in their announcement. Coach Troy Calhoun will be available to the media following practice today. Air Force’s statement said once the scheduling conflict is resolved, normal media availability will continue.
Air Force has cut back media access this season. Players, who were available every day during camp last season, are available only on select days this year. The original schedule indicated players would be available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays only. Calhoun agreed to also let them also be available on Thursdays. Assistant coaches, who have been available by request in Calhoun’s past seasons, will no longer be available during the season. They are available during training camp. Last Monday and Tuesday, Air Force told reporters about a half hour before practice began that players would not be available for interviews, because of military and academic commitments that had already been scheduled.