My main story in today’s edition of The Gazette is about senior Brandon Geyer, who will take over as Air Force’s punter and handle holding duties for the third season. As I point out in the article, those are two pretty thankless jobs – ones that plenty of casual fans probably don’t even think about, let alone notice, until something goes wrong.
Geyer has been close to flawless as a holder the past two seasons, and – judging by his work in practice – might actually be an upgrade at the punter position this season. That’s not a shot at Ryan Harrison, who did well as a punter. But I think of Harrison as a natural place kicker who also punted. I think of Geyer as a natural punter.
Also, here’s my notebook, which deals with coach Troy Calhoun’s thoughts on making his coaches Top 25 ballot public.
And check out a column by David Ramsey on a rising star in the Falcons’ secondary – sophomore free safety Jon Davis.