Countdown To Kickoff - Air Force


By W.G. Ramirez, Special to


  • Predicted Finish - Sixth in the Mountain Division
  • Retuning/Lost Lettermen - 63/15
  • Returning Starters - 16/8
  • Key Returner - Junior LB Connor Healy

The Skinny - While the offense has generally been the focal point with the Falcons, such is not the case this season. Air Force should be just fine with its option-oriented scheme that has been known to produce big plays. Instead, coach Troy Calhoun is hoping Healy can spark some improvement on a defense that finished 114th overall in the nation.

Says Healy, on Air Force defense - "It's a unit, it's everyone working together. We have a bunch of really great guys that have played a lot. I think as a linebacking corps, we take on that responsibility of being the quarterback of the defense. It's a pretty special thing."

For a complete preview, watch Air Force's "Countdown to Kickoff" preview video below: