Is Air Force Planning A Two-Game Season?
Navy, Army were never officially canceled.
Commander-In-Chief on the table?
Is the Air Force Academy up to something in regards to its football season?
The Falcons left Navy and Army on the schedule and even teased football on Twitter, including teasing the Commander-In-Chief trophy.
This season may have changed, but the goal remains the same. pic.twitter.com/JjVafgRmMg
— Air Force Football (@AF_Football) September 10, 2020
Those two games are still slated for Oct. 3 vs. Navy at home and at Army on Nov. 7.
The new squadron patch display in the @AF_Football tunnel is fire! Share your squadron pride with us. Tweet @ us what squadrons you are/were part of. #YourAcademy @AF_Falcons pic.twitter.com/5qFbo4eq6p
— U.S. Air Force Academy (@AF_Academy) September 12, 2020
The Falcons have been practicing at the 20 hours a week typical in-season and has held at least one scrimmage, per the Colorado Springs Gazette.
The paper also received a quote from an Air Force spokesman about games.
“We should have an announcement on the clarity of the Navy game next week.”
This lends a lot of credence that Air Force very well could play these games against the other service academies.
Air Force athletics director Nathan Pine did leave the option open back in early August to try to play Navy and Army.
— Nathan Pine (@Nate_Pine) August 10, 2020
Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo is not a fan of Air Force training for just the Commander-In-Chief games.
“They practice four months to get ready for us? All the while, we’re getting beat up in other games?”
“I don’t know if it’s in our best interest to play Air Force.”
These armed service academies are essentially their own bubble, so playing gsmes could very well work for Air Force to get these two important games in.