5 Players Kicked Off Air Force Football Team

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  1. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator Moderator Founding Member

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    Calhoun boots 5 off Air Force football team

    Five key players at Air Force have been removed from the team, coach Troy Calhoun said Friday when training camp opened.

    No reason was given for the removal of safety Anthony Wooding, receiver Mikel Hunter, receiver Brandon Hirneise, linebacker Jamil Cooks and tight end Devin Durden
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    This should be interesting, once again. :frown:

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  2. scoutpilot

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    Yes it should be.

    I hope your super moderator status protects you. Suggesting that USAFA might have a behavior & discipline crisis on their hands really gets the natives restless around here. :thumb:
     
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  4. GoSox

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    Re: the guys losing their captaincy, I didn't like Niumatalolo's response last fall when Proctor got flagged against Air Force for taunting, helping lead to Navy's OT loss. Niumatalolo called out the officials for throwing the flag and said "I hope they can sleep at night" (oh, I assure you they can and did). It was embarrassing that he didn't make Proctor take his medicine or step up like a captain of the ship and acknowledge it's his job as coach to train his guys up not to show poor sportsmanship.

    This current reaction smacks a little like he thinks the USNA brass are interfering with his efforts to win football games and is put out by it. At least the guy who was quoted is taking some responsibility.

    And WTF on the guys failing the PRT? Really? We all get when the heavies from the offensive line have trouble with the run, but these are all guys who play FB positions where you have to be quick. That's embarrassing. I know some great Academy football grads who were not "great mids" but who are great USMC officers now, so I know what you do as a mid doesn't always translate, but geez, you can't pass 10:30?
     
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  5. EDelahanty

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    Two stories mashed together, like a liverwurst peanut butter and jelly sandwich, neither one particularly interesting, at least as presented by the capital gazette. The coach seemed sort of nonchalant about the whole thing.

    By the way, if a second stringer who rushed for 95 yards is a team leader, what does this say about the rest of the team?
     
  6. AF6872

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    Division I and can't pass a PRT??? Strong requirements at Navy:yllol:
     
  7. falconfamily

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    Bigger guys have a hard time running 7 minute splits.
     
  8. NavyHoops

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    Not all the Navy linemen run the PRT, alot of them have a waiver to ride a bike. Once they finish playing in December they then have to pass the PRT with the run prior to graduation. My next door neighbor was one of those linemen and he finally passed the PRT 3 days before graduation. Navy doesn't not just send them to wolves either. Most of them for years have spent so much time eating, lifting and everything else with the goal of maintaining and gaining weight. They work with trainers and dieticians to shift their diets and drop weight and run the 1.5 miles. You would be surprised how fast some of these guys drop weight, for alot of them it was a huge effort to keep the weight on. Most of them pass with no issue. If you listen to their service selections towards the end of the season you would be surprised how many guys listed at 260-280 pounds and end up Marines and within 6 months are lean and can run a pretty swift 3 miles. Now for the skill position guys to not pass, that is just laziness and lack of preparation. They are paying the price for it.

    Every football player knows they take the PRT when they report to camp. That has been a condition for starting practice for as long as I can remember. I am sorry to hear about the two separate incidences, the PRT and the captain issue. Not a great way to start out camp. Hopefully the captain issue is a lesson learned for all Midshipmen and it is not an honor or integrity issue (those just irk me).
     
  9. Hurricane12

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    This. I knew a guy who dropped 50+ pounds between the end of the season and the end of the year in order to commission in the Marines.

    On a side note, according to some of my friends in Pensacola there were some Academy guys (plus some from other commissioning sources) that failed the PRT to start flight school...which was at fleet standards, i.e., not 10:30/12:40. Now THAT'S just plain embarrassing.
     

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