The Air Force academy released a short statement earlier today indicating that coach Troy Calhoun will stay on as the Falcons head football coach.
Calhoun had been mentioned as one of the leading candidates to replace Lane Kiffin at Tennessee after Kiffin bolted for USC earlier this week.
Here’s the academy statement in full, which runs under the headline “Calhoun to remain at academy”:
“We are more than grateful and proud to be closely involved with the character building of our cadets and the mission of the United States Air Force Academy. We are diligently recruiting and working with our team to prepare for the upcoming season. We look forward to coaching and being a part of the Air Force Academy team both on and off the field in 2010.”
I’m not clear why Calhoun used the pronoun “we” in this instance, but all in all, this is great news for Air Force Academy football fans. Calhoun is fresh off of leading the Falcons to their first bowl victory since 2000, a 47-20 beating of Houston. He has compiled a 25-14 record in his three seasons at Air Force, and taken the Falcons to a bowl after each season.