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By Bob Acton of Sportingbet USA – now SuperBook.com –
Last year was a nightmare for the Air Force Falcons as theylost their starting quarterback in spring training when Adam Fitchtore up his Achilles heel. In step impressive freshman Shaun Carney,but the season opened with the Falcons throwing a party for thepowerful California Golden Bears.
The Bears led by first round draft pick Aaron Rogers and highlyrespected coach Jeff Tedford anhilated the Falcons 56-14 and thedefense never recovered from that spanking. They ended their seasonat 5-6 but they probably gave Urban Meyer his toughest game ofthe year when they lost 49-35 in Utah in late September.
You have to like the fact that they waltzed into sin city LasVegas and waxed the Rebels 27-10, beat a bowl team New Mexico28-23 and then took apart Sonny Lubicks Colorado State Rams 47-17at home November 20th to close out the year.
Head coach Fisher De Berry made sure there was no controversyat the all important quarterback position this season, as he quicklyannounced Carney as his starter and moved Fitch to tailback. TheAir Force teams has been using the same playbook for years andmake no mistake about it, what you have seen, is what you willget in 2005.
What makes this offense so difficult to defend is the precisionthat this military demands from the entire 11-man offensive unit.It all starts up front with the offensive line and this yearsversion will be terrific as the entire starting line returns,including seniors Ross Weaver and Curtis Grantham.
The Falcons open their season with what is technically a “home”game against Washington at Qwest Field in Seattle on Sept. 3.The game was moved from Colorado Springs to the neutral site butAir Force is still considered the home squad and will get to countthe attendance as a home game. The Falcons had hoped for a byeweek from Mountain West schedule makers in early October but didn’tget it and must play three straight games on the road at Utah(Sept. 22), Colorado State (Oct. 1) and Navy (Oct. 8).
They made a ton of coaching moves but as I mentioned this isthe military and they are not in to revinventing the wheel. Witha new defensive coordinator their defensive schemes may confuseteams, but they will need to continue to roll on offense, The61% completion rate for Carney and 1300 yards are scary statisticsfor an Air Force team and they will give Washington fits in theopening game in Seattle.
I look for a seven win season and possible bowl game for DeBerrys troops!