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Brent Briggeman

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  • Balanced Colorado State offense to test Air Force in every aspect

    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Leave it to the regular-season finale to provide the comprehensive final exam. Air Force's defense has been asked to compete with some of the nation's top running attacks and others that can win in the air. But no team on the Falcons' schedule can do both as effectively as Colorado...

  • Air Force freshmen help make loss at Colorado a respectable one

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    BOULDER - Air Force was hemorrhaging points and in need of someone to emerge with a plan to stop the bleeding. What coach Dave Pilipovich learned about his team in this 68-53 loss to Colorado was that it was the freshman class that found the cure to the issues. The Falcons, up 10-6...

  • Mountain West notebook: Final edition of the season

    Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    MOUNTAIN DIVISION   AIR FORCE Air Force hadn’t even exited the locker room at San Diego State when the talk turned to Colorado State. The No. 21 Rams visit the Falcons on Friday in the regular-season finale, and Air Force (8-3, 4-3 Mountain West) is tasked with moving past...

  • Former Air Force football coach to receive AFCA honor


    Ken Hatfield was announced Tuesday as the 2015 recipient of the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award, an honor given by the American Football Coaches Association to those "whose services have been outstanding in the advancement in the best interests of football." Hatfield, who tranformed Air...

  • Air Force coordinator conversations: Offense's Mike Thiessen

    Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    With the running game last week it seemed like you guys tried and tried to get it cranked up… We did.   …and it just wasn’t there. It’s who we are and we kept pounding away at it, but sometimes you just face a bunch that comes to play and is pretty physical and has a good...

  • Air Force coordinator conversations: Defense's Steve Russ

    Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Air Force defensive coordinator/secondary coach Steve Russ talks with The Gazette's Brent Briggeman:   Inside the 20 you were really, really good at San Diego State, but obviously they were moving the ball to get there. When you analyze that, what were some things that stood...

  • Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson held out of practice; injury unknown

    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson did not practice Monday, just four days ahead of the regular-season finale against No. 21 Colorado State. His absence from team drills was the first confirmation that Pearson did, in fact, leave Friday's loss at San Diego State with some type of...

  • Ineffective running game a concern for Air Force

    Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    SAN DIEGO - Air Force made a concerted effort to establish the running game in the second half against San Diego State. But it never happened. The Falcons ran for a season-low 140 yards on 41 attempts and were shut out in the second half in a 30-14 loss to the Aztecs on Friday night....

  • Full interview transcript with Air Force backup QB Nate Romine

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    This was the full interview with Nate Romine conducted this past week that was done for this story. With Kale Pearson leaving Saturday's game late, apparently with an injury based on Troy Calhoun's decision to make him unavailable to media, I figured the entire transcript became worth...

  • San Diego State overpowers Air Force, ends Falcons' title hopes

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    SAN DIEGO – Air Force struggled to run the ball and it gave up 502 yards of offense to San Diego State Despite a brief comeback, an impressive stretch of red-zone defense and another big play from Weston Steelhammer, those aforementioned deficiencies proved fatal in a 30-14 loss at...