-One of the things that jumped out at me while reading the bios of players added to the Falcons’ varsity roster was this nugget about freshman outside linebacker Alex Means: “Was also recruited by Notre Dame and Michigan State.”
That tells you the caliber of player Means is – and can be in the future. He’s athletic and has 215 pounds spread on his 6-foot-6 frame. Air Force coach Troy Calhoun said once Means spends some time in the weight room, he will be a really good player for the Falcons. “And yet we’re going to ask him to be a strong contributor right now,” Calhoun said.
Indeed. It looks like Means will start Saturday against Nicholls State in place of the injured Patrick Hennessey (shoulder).
-Three more freshmen have been added to the varsity roster:
35 Wesley Cobb – RB (5-9, 190) Houston, Texas (Cy-Fair)
37 James Chambers – LB (6-0, 220) Wichita Falls, Texas (Rider)
96 Daniel Compton – K (5-8, 190) Phoenix, Ariz. (Paradise Valley)
-There are 94 players on the varsity roster that appears in Air Force’s Nicholls State release. The class breakdown reveals the Falcons still are a pretty young team: 15 seniors, 23 juniors, 46 sophomores, 10 freshmen.
“There are some really good football players in the sophomore class and the freshman class and next year there’ll be another good batch of football players in next year’s freshman class too,” Calhoun said.
-Freshman Mikel Hunter will wear No. 30 (he’s been wearing 13 in practices).
-Here’s my question: I’m writing later this week about Air Force scheduling a Football Championship Subdivision (Division I-AA) squad for the home opener. I’m wondering what people think? Good idea for the health and progress of the team during the season? Or would you rather Air Force play a big-name out-of-conference foe?
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