September 24, 2008 6:06 PM
Pure option plays passe
The days of pure option football seem to have diminished under second-year coach Troy Calhoun.
Still, the Falcons are doing well with their multi-formation offense that features a lot of zone blocking plays and some option.
Air Force went to the Air Forces Bowl last season and finished with a 9-4 record. The Falcons are 3-1 this season with a 1-1 record in the Mountain West Conference.
"We haven't run a whole lot of option snaps in these first four games," Calhoun said. "We've run a lot of zone. The number of outside zone reps we've run in the first four games has been somewhere around 100 snaps.
"We have to be much, much better. And, we can be. That's the part we can take care of as a football team.''
Falcons tabbed as preseason favorites
Atlantic Hockey Association coaches selected Air Force as the preseason pick to win the league's regular season championship.
The Falcons won last season's AHA tournament championship and finished with a 21-12-6 record after losing 3-2 in overtime to Miami in the first round of the Northeast Regional in Worcester, Mass.
Coach Frank Serratore's team collected seven first place votes and 79 total points to edge Mercyhurst, who had 70 points, in the preseason voting..