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2008 Air Force Falcons Football Preview

2008 Air Force Falcons season preview from Maddux Sports. Below you can find our official Air Force Falcons football preview as well as the 2008 Air Force Falcons Football Schedule. Get Free football predictions against the sportsbooks college football betting line.

Coach: Troy Calhoun (2nd year at Air Force)
Team Name: Falcons
2007 Overall Record: 9-4
Returning Starters: 8

In 2007, the Air Force Falcons (9-4 overall, 6-2 MWC) tied for second in the Mountain West Conference. Victories included an OT win against TCU and a 41-24 defeat of Notre Dame. The Falcons met the California Golden Bears in the Armed Forces Bowl, losing to them 36-42.

Only four starters return on offense. Who will be the quarterback? Well, that’s a tough one. The Falcons need a combo of improvisational jazz and skilled precision. Junior Eric Herbort looks to get the nod. He lacks experience but could have the most to offer. RB Chad Hall and his 1,478 yards are gone. That means running back Savier Stephens (36 CAR, 148 YDS, 2 TDs) will try to fill that huge gap. Look for the Air Force to focus more on the pass this season. TE Travis Dekker (25 REC, 382 YDS, 2 TDs) is the best pass catcher and a monster blocker. The line is skilled and quick—a true asset.

Once again, returning starters number four on the defensive side of the ball. The push is on to make the line more aggressive and able to penetrate. The hope is that one of the front three will emerge as the leader this season. Senior OLB Hunter Altman returns as the leader in sacks with five. Sophomore OLB Andre Morris could post a breakout season. The corners look weak, while safety Chris Thomas (110 tackles, 56 solo), a junior, could have an All-MWC season.

The Falcons will find it difficult to win their final two games of the year against BYU and TCU. But if they do take one of those, they’ll have scored a major upset. Their best chance is versus TCU. Three swing games stretch across their season. The first is at Wyoming on September 6. The other two are at home—on October 23 versus New Mexico and on November 8 against Colorado State.

Troy Calhoun (9-4 in one year) had a sound first year as Falcons’ head coach. In 2008, he’ll have to use some skill and craft to cobble together a six and six or seven and five record. The key will be finding the right starter at quarterback. If Calhoun can do that, this team will again be bowl bound.

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2008 Non BCS Football Team Previews

Here is where we list some other teams from non bcs conferences. Each link gives our individual team preview for the college. Coverage includes teams from the WAC, Mountain West, Conference USA, & Independents. For all BCS teams visit our 2008 college football preview page.

Is this the year a Mountain West team like Utah, TCU, or BYU are BCS busters? Or is a WAC school like Boise State or Pat Hill's Bulldogs going to steal a spot from a major conference. For a more broad look at these teams view the Non BCS Conference Teams Preview page of Maddux Sports.


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