August 9, 2012
With only 23 practices this month, Air Force is being as efficient as possible with each one.
The players have noticed some changes to the normal training camp routine as the Falcons try to get in close to a normal amount of preseason work. Air Force has fewer practices than normal because its summer session finished a week later than usual.
“I’d say we’re paying a lot more attention to detail,” tailback Wes Cobb said. “We have to make sure every rep is a good quality rep. Good speed and good intensity.”
Through the first two days of practice in full pads, the Falcons have done a lot of 11-on-11 scrimmage work. Coaches wore headsets Thursday, which usually happens later in camp. Coach Troy Calhoun said he has added an additional element to each practice, such as defending against two-back runs, which are usually spread out over camp.
Air Force’s first- and second-team defense made a lot of plays during the 11-on-11 scrimmage part of practice on Thursday. The early reviews on the defense, which has a new coordinator in Charlton Warren, have been good in camp.
“I feel like we’re doing great,” said cornerback Chris Miller, who has been one of the standouts of camp. “We’re keeping up the intensity and not letting anyone drag. We’re starting off strong.”
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