Wes Cobb came to Air Force as a tailback, and was considered a bit small to play fullback but had to move there out of necessity last year. He had a good season at fullback last year, but the logical move for the Falcons was to move him back to tailback.
Cobb finished spring practice as the team’s top tailback, and that could be the case throughout training camp. Although sophomore Jon Lee is a superb talent, the coaching staff seems determined to bring him along slowly. There is very little depth at tailback, especially after Asher Clark graduated, so Cobb made the switch. The Falcons will be fine at fullback, because Mike DeWitt had a good season backing up Cobb (playing about half the snaps) and Broam Hart and Tyrone Sauls can be capable backups.
Cobb brings a little more size to the position than other candidates, and Calhoun has always been a fan of Cobb’s reliability.
“I thought Wes Cobb did a really good job for us at tailback,” Calhoun said.