Add Phil Steele as another fan of Air Force football’s potential this year

Published: May 31, 2011, 9:19 am, by admin

This has been out a little while but figured I’d post it now – Phil Steele likes Air Force a bit. Steele writes the best college football preview magazine out there, so when he ranked Air Force No. 30, it’s something to take note of. Steele has some interesting things to say about Air Force. I’m not going to spoil the entire preview, which can be found in PDF form right here, but two interesting nuggets – Steele says the 77 percent of letterwinners that return for Air Force this year is the most a service academy has had in the last seven years. He also points to the TCU game early in the season and says, “If they win that game or their bowl this team has the potential for their first 10 win season since 1998.”

I figure we’ll see plenty of this as college football magazines start hitting the shelves. Air Force should be a popular pick to finish high in the Mountain West and perhaps sneak into the bottom of the Top 25 in the preseason.