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Brent Briggeman

AFA Reporter

  • Air Force over the top in praise for New Mexico

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Troy Calhoun did more than talk about New Mexico this week, he painted verbal pictures. And they were glowing. In talking about the Lobos offensive line and quarterback, he compared it to recruiting in North Florida in May. "After three or four days you look at the front of your...

  • Three subplots to watch when Air Force plays New Mexico

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Three subplots to keep an eye on when Air Force faces New Mexico.

  • Rushing numbers for Air Force have fluctuated with level of competition

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    The numbers haven't taken a nosedive, but the rushing statistics for Jacobi Owens and Air Force have definitely trended downward. The sophomore tailback insists it's not the workload, which has seen him carry 21.2 times per game over his first six college games. "It's the running...

  • Mountain West basketball media day comes to Air Force

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Media day came to Air Force basketball on Thursday, as opposed to the other way around. Rather than having Mountain West coaches use the time and money to gather in one location, men's and women's coaches and two players from each team stayed in-house with the Mountain West Digital...

  • 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...

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