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Air Force backup RB Driskell seizes the moment

Air Force backup RB Driskell seizes the moment

“It’s better to be prepared for an opportunity that might not come than have an opportunity come and not be prepared.” – Air Force third-team running back Bryan Driskell.Bryan Driskell says he lives by those words learned from his parents, Stancey and Ernestine Driskell. They...

Air Force game family reunion for Michigan State alum

Air Force game family reunion for Michigan State alum

Former Michigan State All-Big Ten linebacker Paul Rudzinski reveled in the Spartans’ Top 10-matchup win over Oregon Saturday as much as any fan.But the “really” big game in the Rudzinski family is this Saturday when Air Force visits Spartan Stadium. Paul’s son John Rudzinski is...

Brotherhood means more in service academy football

Brotherhood means more in service academy football

Brotherhood“Brotherhood” is a unity term many college football teams try to foster to account for the difference between a winning and losing season.Some team personalities, though, are unable to grasp the intangible element. At those schools, players throw it around too loosely....

Air Force assistant sets targets for WR Garrett Brown

Air Force assistant sets targets for WR Garrett Brown

Air Force senior Garrett Brown plays wide receiver. runs the ball a handful of times and returns punts. Air Force assistant Jake Campbell coaches the Falcons’ running backs.They work largely in different position groups, but that hasn’t prevented Campbell from motivating Brown....

Air Force deserves national stage to rival Army and Navy

Air Force deserves national stage to rival Army and Navy

A couple years ago I asked Air Force coach Troy Calhoun if the Falcons’ mid-season rivalry games with Army and Navy deserved a larger stage.After all, Air Force has taken home the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy’s 20 times since 1982 compared to a combined total of 13 for Army (four)...

Studying led Air Force linebacker Walker onto field

Studying led Air Force linebacker Walker onto field

Air Force senior linebacker Dexter Walker is from Lawrenceville, Ga., one of the most fruitful areas in a football-rich southern state for producing college prospects.But the water he drank in Lawrenceville or the competition he faced playing for Dacula High aren’t the only...

Robinette is soaring Air Force passing game to rare altitudes

Robinette is soaring Air Force passing game to rare altitudes

A time-honored test for high school football coaches to find linemen is to watch for nimble feet on big kids playing basketball in gym class.Well, in the era of the spread passing game offense, Air Force’s football coaches took that method to another dimension while they...

Former QB provides TE balance for Army West Point

Former QB provides TE balance for Army West Point

Army West Point opened another fall camp seeking a leader to provide some balance to its triple-option offense. In other words, the Black Knights are again unsettled at quarterback.And it’s no coincidence Army is trying to snap streaks of five years without a winning season or...

Burton led Air Force recruits to lofty destinations

Burton led Air Force recruits to lofty destinations

Someday Josh King, Naquan Jones and Auston Robertson may thank Michigan State assistant coach Ron Burton. He recruited the four-star defensive linemen that announced their Class of 2016 verbal commitments with the Spartans during a three-day flurry in June. But to match the...

Michigan State homecoming for Air Force coach and father

Michigan State homecoming for Air Force coach and father

Air Force assistant football coach John Rudzinski grew up under two strict rules in Green Bay, Wis., before he left home for the Air Force Academy. But the guidelines were unrelated to military academy preparation.His father, former Green Bay Packers and Michigan State...