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Football Completes ‘Spring’ Practice

Published: March 16, 2010, 8:00 pm, by admin

Air Force wrapped up its spring football practices this afternoon at Falcon Stadium.

The Falcons – as they have throughout the spring sessions – ran a bunch of full-contact, live-action, scrimmage-situation plays with the backups getting most of the work.

Despite all the live action in the spring, the Falcons didn’t sustain too many injuries in their 15 practices.

Sophomore inside linebacker Brady Amack sprained an MCL and, today, sophomore outside linebacker Jordan Waiwaiole “might have broken a small bone in his hand,” Calhoun said.

“But other than that we got through it, physically,” Calhoun said. “We had a ton of contact this spring. We probably ran as many scrimmage snaps this spring as probably we have since I got here – but we had to. Just because we had so many new bodies – especially in the offensive line and in the defensive front seven.”

Among the highlights of the final practice were an on-the-money deep ball from sophomore quarterback Connor Dietz to sophomore receiver Mikel Hunter and a touchdown run of about 70 yards by freshman Wesley Cobb. The lowlights were a bevy of fumbles. …

Looks like four linemen are emerging on the rebuilt offensive line – freshman left tackle Jason Kons, sophomore center Michael Hester, sophomore right guard A.J. Wallerstein and junior right tackle Chase Darden. …

Freshman strong safety Brian Lindsay began to emerge in the second half of the spring sessions.

“I thought Brian Lindsay really made some improvement this spring,” Calhoun said. “Just a little bit better feel for the defense. Playing with some force, physically. And just looking like he was a little more sure of the way he played too.” ….

Much more from the Falcons’ spring sessions in my spring recap, which will appear on-line tomorrow and in Thursday’s Gazette.