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Brent Briggeman

AFA Reporter

  • Touchdowns needed: Air Force's red-zone performance a major factor

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Jalen Robinette would like to be a Calvin Johnson-type, catching fades in the end zone and beating defenders for jump balls and touchdowns. But that's just not what Air Force does. "We can always pull that out, but we're all about having possession," said Robinette, Air Force's...

  • Defensive front crossing the line in the best possible way for Air Force

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    In an age of sabermetrics, where wins above replacement, defensive zone rating and effective field-goal percentage have enhanced our understanding of sports while also contributing to our confusion, one football statistic remains sacred in its purity and simplicity. Tackles for loss....

  • Air Force safety: 75-yard touchdown pass glanced off my fingertips

    Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    It turns out Air Force was even closer on Saturday than we thought. On the first play of the game, a 75-yard touchdown pass for Utah State, strong safety Weston Steelhammer dropped back in coverage after at first staying home on a play-action fake. He closed on the pass from Darell...

  • Mountain West notebook: Week 8

    Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    MOUNTAIN DIVISION   AIR FORCE Spoiler alert – the ball is going to spend a lot of time on the ground at Falcon Stadium yet again this week. Air Force, which boasts the nation’s No. 12 running attack, hosts New Mexico and its eighth-ranked ground game. With this falling two...

  • Air Force coordinator conversations: Defense's Steve Russ

    Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Air Force defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach Steve Russ talks with The Gazette's Brent Briggeman:   Defensive linemen are making a lot of tackles this year, particularly behind the line of scrimmage. Is that an effort and talent issue on their part, or is it...

  • Air Force coordinator conversations: Offense's Mike Thiessen

    Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Air Force offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Mike Thiessen talks with The Gazette's Brent Briggeman:   It was another one of those games – like Wyoming – where some missed opportunities in the red zone hurt you. One that stood out was a third-down play in the second...

  • Air Force hoops picked 9th in preseason Mountain West poll

    Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Air Force was picked ninth out of 11 in the Mountain West preseason media poll that was released Tuesday morning. San Diego State was a near unanimous choice to repeat as league champions. The Falcons could start as many as five seniors this year and figure to be led by forward...

  • Several Falcons miss practice with injuries

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    A number of key players missed or were limited in Air Force practice Monday, but coach Troy Calhoun wasn't ready to say if the injuries would keep any of them out of this week's game against New Mexico. Receiver Garrett Brown, safety Jamal Byrd and outside linebacker Dexter Walker...

  • Emptying the notebook: Extra items from Air Force's loss at Utah State

    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    We have full coverage of Saturday's game at Utah State at gazette.com, but here are some items that slipped through:   No excuses for seniors If you’re not only a fan of Air Force football, but of the larger purpose of creating military leaders, you’ll like what a pair of...

  • QB Kale Pearson's health not a concern for Air Force, but two areas are

    Updated: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    LOGAN, UTAH - It was early morning Sunday when Kale Pearson spoke with media outside the locker room at Utah State. His left shoulder was encased in ice, but the right-hander wasn't concerned about it after a 34-16 loss to the Aggies. Pearson had sprained it before this season, so he...

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