Air Force football will lose three-year starting strong safety Chris Thomas to graduation. But the secondary still has a chance to be really, really good. Read about it – and potential replacements for Thomas – here.
By the way, one thing I didn’t get in the article was that one potential replacement for Thomas – rising junior Phil Ofili – ran a 4.36 40-yard dash last spring. That’s moving. Although I liked what Ofili said when I asked him about the time:
“That’s moving, but I’m a firm believer that there’s speed and there’s game speed. I’m trying to work on playing at that game-speed level, because I feel like I’ve kind of struggled with that sometimes – playing at top speed the whole time.”
Moving to ice hockey, Air Force is hoping to ride the momentum from its sweep of Sacred Heart the weekend before last into this weekend’s Atlantic Hockey Association quarterfinal series against Army.
One basketball note, the All-Mountain West Conference teams will be revealed this afternoon at 2 (see my ballot, two posts below). I’ll have the teams up on this here blog as soon as they’re announced.
Finally, this has nothing to do with Air Force, but make a point to check out David Ramsey’s outstanding story on a Colorado Springs basketball legend – the late Sherlock Holmes. Yes, his name really was Sherlock Holmes. It’s a fantastic read, and I highly recommend it, especially if you’re a long-time Springs resident.