Troy Calhoun’s ban on players talking to the media lasted only one day. Air Force announced that starting after practice today, normal media availability will be restored. On Monday, Air Force said its players were off limits to the media indefinitely due to a scheduling conflict.
As I’ve said in different forums – access is good for the fans. It allows me to share the stories of the players with you. When I’ve written stories about all-Mountain West player who barely played football in high school or explaining the challenge of a player moving from offense to defense and being expected to start right away, those stories can’t be adequately done without access to players. The better the access, the more interesting coverage I can provide to Falcons fans. So, it ends up being a win-win that Air Force didn’t stick with this policy more than one day.