This is the first segment of the premier edition of “Dave and Jake’s Arguments,” in which Air Force beat writer Jake Schaller and columnist David Ramsey discuss an Air Force sports issue on their blogs. The issue in this installment – football coach Troy Calhoun’s viability as a candidate for a head coaching slot at a school in a BCS conference.
Virginia’s 2009 season ended on Saturday. And Sunday, the nine-year tenure of head coach Al Groh came to a close.
One of the possible candidates to replace Groh, according to various news outlets, is Air Force coach Troy Calhoun.
Let’s shelve, for a moment, whether Calhoun would accept an offer from UVA and concentrate on whether he’s ready.
I say he is, Ramsey.
Calhoun might not yet have the name recognition for a perennial Top 25 program, but he clearly would be a good pick for a school like Virginia. He’s led the Falcons to three straight bowl games and has a 24-14 record at the academy.
Plus, he has the cache of the NFL, having worked for the Broncos for three years and served as the Texans’ offensive coordinator for one.
Check Ramsey’s blog for his response.