A success? A failure? Somewhere between the two?
After the most tumultuous offseason in the program’s history, Air Force managed six victories.
But those six victories were not especially impressive.
Are you satistfied?
Let me know.
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I enjoyed the hard nosed game myself. If you look on this site much you will see a handful of trolls that find the absolute worst in everything in the world. They look for questions with all the answers.
Army sure whipped AF this year. AF gave away the Navy game. That is one I feel we should have won. That QB at Navy is a fine athlete IMO.
The QB at Army is one tough kid and it was tough to see his mental pain at the end of the game. It is good to know he will be defending our great country. Army was much better than 2-10.
Very sad for Army. Army fumbled away the game. Everyone must feel for the Army QB-four years of pain. This loss likely cost the Army HC his job. Our HC said in August that this Army edition was as good, pre season, as their 1996 team.
Who is the Army line coach?? He may not teach the ZONE scheme TC likes, but he can coach and recruit O linemen.
Bring on the Owls. A good game and winning result will raise AFA football presence. Navy plays the same day in San Francisco.
Happy Holiday season to all.
And yes, the Army Navy game MVP was Navy QB #19 who was born in the fourth Quarter of our game. He/Navy has gone 6-1 since he fumbled on our one yard line in OT.
He will be our problem for three more years.
BTW, AFA hockey had a good weekend series here in Massachusetts against Bentley (1-0-1) The former AFA Supt Tad O was there with his lovely wife as were some AFA ex-football, last year hockey players( based at Hanscom AFB in Bedford) and some recent grads studying at Harvard’s Kennedy School.
For you CC hockey fans, New England and the Boston area is the heart and soul of college hockey!
Nice dig at CC Hockey Frederic. Let’s see, CC vs. Minnesota had both games on TV and crowds of over 14,000 at the Colorado Springs World Arena. I’m sure the college hockey powerhouse Bentley vs. Air Force game had oh what maybe 300 people…..I saw the highlights, I know. Come one man.
You know Frederic, most people in Colorado Springs enjoy both Air Force Football AND CC Hockey. So please don’t be one of those “type” of Air Force fans/alumni. We all try to get along here, don’t pick stupid fights. NO ONE cares about Air Force Hockey in comparison to Colorado College Hockey. Just like no one cares about CC Football in comparison to AF Football.
If you lived in Colorado Springs, you would know if you are a true sports fan, it’s all about CC Hockey right now…and that’s a good thing. I’ll see you in September for AF Football. Go Falcons!
I don’t think frederick N.Halstrom was making a dig at CC hockey at all. As a USAFA alum and Wisconsin Badgers fan, I have to begrudgingly agree that the New England area and Minnesota are the US hotbeds for hockey.
I think the Falcons made a lot of mistakes this year, but I’m looking forward to the bowl game. I get to cheer AF and Navy in one day — I pull for Army and Navy when not playing Air Force.
We have watched paint dry long enough. Please close this blog and start something new. Please.
AF lost to this SD St? The same SD St team I watched tonight look atrocious against BYU? #pathetic
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CC has good hockey and deserved large crowds The Atlantic Hockey Association is lightly rearded by Hockey East fans and the local Boston press. The AFA-BC NCAA game did get the locals attention.
Lets all pray the rest has repaired the Falcons to the Michaigan game level and they prevail over the Owls and that AFA continues to be a good traveling bowl team-the two best attended Armed Forces Bowls had AFA.
As an aside, for the next four Armed Forces Bowl, Army and Navy alternate as hosts if elligible.
You again Jimmy? mom’s got your ba ba ready! Please! Go to bed!
Ebo, nice response!!!
BWAHAHAHA, nice showing AF!!!
Another bowl loss to a garbage team.
Just when you thought the Mountain West was terrible…they prove it in the bowl games. Ouch, Conference USA was actually better than the Mountain West. Ouch and double ouch.
Rice has 3 TOs and is up 17…that’s horrendous. This AF offense is beyond pathetic. Nice job by the offensive guru Troy Calhoun!!!
Up 13, not 17…regardless, this AF offense is pathetic. Ever since the Nevada game they disappeared.
Jimmy – besides the Nevada game they were a bad team all season. Those other wins were a joke, the Mountain West and Idaho State were terrible. Lucky we didn’t have to play Boise State.
I’m not looking forward to next season. Ouch.
And Rice is bad as well. Ouch!
Air Farce ended up losing the Toilet Bowl surprise surprise
I guess it’s now all CC Hockey news in The Gazette and I don’t blame the Gazette, what a piss poor performance. No need to write about the Falcons until August. Good luck Tigers beat DU.
Did we just get whipped by the 2nd string Rice QB? Piss poor game and piss poor season.
Way to go Navy. Down 62-14, they win the 4th quarter to make it 62-28. It’s great that military academies never give up and play til the final whistle, but come on this is BAD FOOTBALL. Keep scheduling weaklings, so you can go 6-6 and make a bowl game. Whoo yippie! Just stop playing sports and focus on war/terrorist tactics and strategies. Maybe we can get out of Afghanistan and also get off the playing fields.
So Minnesota has players at the World Junior Championships and yet are still whippin Air Force in hockey. I guess Minnesota isn’t Bentley. Serratore misses beating up on a bunch of non-scholarship programs. Don’t worry that’s all Air Force has left for the rest of the season. Get your tickets ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
AF BBall 2-77 against ranked teams. Ouch.
Don’t worry CCFan I’ll see you at the World Arena in January & February. AF Football season is officially over.
After Rice what can you say other then the program needs more then big guys. That’s questionable. My son-in-law who watched the game with me called every play accurately that AF ran throughout the game. If he could do that what does it tell you about the offensive coordinator and overall preparation against a lame team like Rice. He told me that Rice was having its way because it’s defensive play calling was simplified by AF predicatability. Sounds like AF program has regressed back to the final days of the DeBerry years and I hope it’s not true. Anyway the intelligence factor played no role in Saturday’s game. The coach and his staff have some very serious thinking to do about what went wrong and probably needs to change. We taxpayers are paying a pretty good chunk of change for the level of mediocrity we’re getting.
Watching the bowl game I was reminded of a piece I saw after DeBerry ;left, with an AFA player on tv and his voice was disguised and his picture was blackened out. He made the statement “all the teams in our conference know our offense and it is nothing new for them to see it or be fooled by it.” Our best game this year was against a team which had not seen our offense i.e., Michigan. The offense needs to be modified and not so predictable. With San Jose State and Utah State coming into the conference and the possible return of SDSU, Boise State, and even BYU, we may do better going independent and play the little sisters of the poor like many other programs do. At this point, we will get killed by the two new teams who just won their bowl games as well as a lot of the other teams in the MWC who are improving! Calhoun is a good coach but he needs to get more involved in developing an offense or else fire his offensive coordinatior who at this point is rather mediocre! I was a season ticket holder for 25 years and still manage to make it to some AF games which are a one day drive from my retirement home in Arizona. Tony’s son-in-law who predicted all of AF offense plays was right on!
Tony and merk – great points.
Taxpayer dollars ARE paying for this.
And I love the idea of Independence, especially if BYU, Boise, SDSU come back. Right now we at least can beat UNLV, Colo State, Wyoming and New Mexico, plus Army and a Idaho State type team, thus at least 6-6. But if we have to start playing BYU, Boise, Fresno every season, we are in deep deep trouble. Just look at all our other sports, our only winning program is hockey and that’s because they play non-scholarship teams like Bentley, Holy Cross, Robert Morris, RIT, AIC, Mercyhurst, Sacred Heart, etc. Serratore is no dummy. Ramsey was right when he said AF Football is AVERAGE.
CC hockey is the best ticket in town? Jimmy, how are all the hot chicks?
BlueFan, with all due respect, our only winning sports program is not hockey. Maybe you missed the football team’s record since Troy has taken over as head coach. Or maybe you missed the fact that last year the men’s track team won the conference in both indoor track and outdoor track. Or maybe you missed that this season the men’s soccer team won the MPSF and went to the NCAA playoffs. Or maybe you missed the fact that the Water Polot team won the MPSF and was one of only four teams that went to the NCAA playoffs.
I pay taxes. The cadets pay taxes. The faculty and administration members pay taxes. Please spare the taxpayer money baloney. This is the United States Air Force Academy, and we all know that.
“Brent Briggeman has been with the The Gazette since 2006, and began covering Air Force athletics in the fall of 2012. Follow us on twitter @GazetteAirForce”
Mr. Briggeman, where are you? And the Twitter link doesn’t work either. C’mon, guys, get your act together–either kill this blog or start paying attention to your product.
And remove Frank Schwab’s name and likeness from this page. it’s ridiculous to see him up here after he’s long gone.