State secrets

This is… um, peculiar.

Air Force’s new defensive coordinator is …

Troy Calhoun still isn’t saying.

The position, vacated by Steve Russ’ departure for the NFL in January, remains unfilled — at least publicly — as the Falcons close to within a month of the start of practice.

Asked about it Tuesday as the state’s top college coaches gathered for a panel discussion over lunch in Colorado Springs, Calhoun remained defiantly silent on the position or the reason he’s kept the process of filling it so tightly guarded…

An official inquiry by The Gazette to list specific coaching assignments under the Freedom of Information Act was denied by the academy, as football assistants are not government employees but paid by the Air Force Academy Athletic Corp. Air Force, like the other service academies, have used those corporations to shield information it says is no longer subject to public records laws.

And you thought SEC coaches were paranoid.  Then again, it wouldn’t surprise me to learn somebody’s taking notes on this.



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12 responses to “State secrets

  1. Bulldog Joe

    Remember…uh, it takes time to process security clearances for federal defense contractors.

    That must be it.


  2. Russ

    That level of paranoia isn’t healthy.


  3. The Dawg abides

    Haven’t schools tried using the private athletic association argument to no avail before?


    • At the state level, yes for the athletic associations of state universities. This would have to be adjudicated in federal court because the military academies are considered part of the Department of Defense.


  4. W Cobb Dawg

    Hiring a DC is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Either that, or nobody worth having wants to work for Calhoun.

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  5. AusDawg85

    Where do I send my application?


  6. Go Dawgs!

    Seems to me that Air Force’s defensive coordinator is James N. Mattis.


  7. Cojones

    Maybe a former Baylor coach?


    • paul

      Wouldn’t that be rich? How much fun would it be listening to them trying to explain why they kept that hire under wraps?


  8. Junkyardawg41

    The Air Force says Aim High. As an Army guy, I say just hit the frackin target. I think they maybe missing both.