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Brent Briggeman

AFA Reporter

  • Air Force AD Hans Mueh will leave projects, praise behind when he leaves in January

    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Long after Hans Mueh retires as Air Force's athletic director in January, projects he has worked to establish figure to benefit Falcons athletics. It was under Mueh's watch that the academy built the Holaday Athletic Center, a $15.5 million, 92,000-square-foot indoor practice...

  • Utah State injury opens the door for another standout to face Air Force

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Any relief Air Force might have felt in dodging Utah State Heisman hopeful Chuckie Keeton was quieted in a hurry. Just as he did in going 6-1 after a Keeton injury last year, sophomore Darell Garretson provided quality play when thrust into a starting role and led the Aggies past...

  • Air Force football ditches charter flight, returns to military roots

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Air Force will travel to Saturday's game at Utah State through military air, the first time the football team will have traveled via that mode since the mid-1990s. Air Force will take a C-17 based out of March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif., into Hill Air Force Base, which is...

  • Air Force coordinator Q&A: Defensive coach Steve Russ

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Air Force defensive backs coach/defensive coordinator Steve Russ talks to The Gazette's Brent Briggeman, looking back at a 30-21 victory over Navy and ahead to Saturday's game at Utah State:   After the game Saturday everybody said there weren’t a lot of scheme changes that...

  • Air Force coordinator Q&A: Offensive coach Mike Thiessen

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Air Force wide receivers coach/offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen talks to The Gazette's Brent Briggeman, looking back at a 30-21 victory over Navy and ahead to Utah State:   In the first half against Navy you had struggled to run the ball, then you come out in the first...

  • Mountain West notebook: Week 7

    Published: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    MOUNTAIN DIVISION   AIR FORCE Air Force’s defense has emerged as one of the best in the Mountain West, holding Wyoming and Boise State to 14 points or fewer in the two conference games it has played so far. That defense has been key in pushing the Falcons to their first...

  • Mountain West bestows honor on an Air Force defensive back again

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Christian Spears was named the Mountain West defensive player of the week on Monday, an award that recognized the Air Force safety's efforts against Navy that included an interception in the end zone and 10 tackles. Weekly conference awards don't exactly set off locker room...

  • Air Force keeping emotions in check despite impressive two-game stretch

    Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Air Force football players had just completed the best two-game stint in their time at the academy. They were excited, yet they were so calm. "We're happy with it, but we move on," cornerback Jordan Mays said. Nick Fitzgerald essentially said the same thing, though he at least...

  • Double pass works exactly as Air Force hopes, needs

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    This wasn't trickery for trickery's sake. In calling for a double pass that resulted in receiver Jalen Robinette throwing a 54-yard touchdown in the second quarter Saturday, Air Force was looking to a play that might actually work. The players involved executed the call to...

  • Air Force wrestles victory from Navy

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    When free safety Christian Spears felt his hands touch the ball at the same time as a Navy receiver in the end zone, he knew he had no doubt he would rip it away. And he did. The Falcons as a team carried that sense of urgency throughout this game against Navy, reaching into its...

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