Air Force Head Coach Troy Calhoun Fails At Only Talking About Football
Don’t you dare talk about the Colorado job with Calhoun?
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Calhoun is a prickly old man.
Air Force football is in the midst of spring football but there are also rumors about head coach Troy Calhoun interviewing and being a candidate for the Colorado job.
Well… don’t tell Calhoun about that opening because all he wants to do is talk about the Falcons. It is understandable that he doesn’t want to focus on another job during spring football, but does he have to be a jerk about it?
Here is an excerpt from the Colorado Springs Gazette of a conversation post-practice.
Gazette: Can you confirm that you have interviewed at Colorado?
Calhoun: I was at practice today, and we’re going to get the Air Force Falcons a little bit better. That was our aim today. That’s our sole goal.
Gazette: Was there truth to what you saw in the media?
Calhoun: I haven’t looked at the media. I haven’t watched the media. Not regrettably, maybe regrettably. I haven’t seen a thing. We’ve done nothing but meet, we’ve done nothing but practice. That’s what we’re going to do and that’s what we wanted to get done today, too.
Gazette: Did you not talk to your staff yesterday and tell them that had happened?
Calhoun: That what?
Gazette: That you had interviewed?
Calhoun: Did I?
Gazette: That’s what I’ve heard?
Calhoun: Well, write that then. If that’s what we did. If we told our staff that, then write that. If you think that’s accurate and that’s what you heard, write that. I wouldn’t say just a source, if that really is the truth, we told our staff, there’s the freedom to write whatever we want to write. I’m all about football. That’s what we’re doing. We’re all about Air Force football and what we did today.
That is a really a poor way to handle this situation about being rumored to the job. He could have easily said I don’t want to talk about other jobs but that would have elicited a follow-up or two.
Or he could have said yes that me or my agent chatted with Colorado. It is a tough spot to be in but the responses make Calhoun look like a really bad guy, which he seems to be. This is a classic textbook way on how not to answer questions regarding another job while coaching at another.
Well, it looks like Colorado could be going in a different direction than Calhoun with the Buffs looking at Oklahoma and USC to replace Mel Tucker who left Colorado for Michigan State.