FORT WORTH TX - OCTOBER 23: Head coach Troy Calhoun of the Air Force Falcons leads his team on the field against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 23 2010 in Fort Worth Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Preseason college football fall camp is filled with coach speak and really very little of anything else since they keep it all close to the viest, however the players usually add a little more flair to fall camp and actually provide some insight. Well, the Air Force Falcons are now restricting players from speaking to the media due to a "scheduling conflict" according to Frank Schwab of the Colorado Springs Gezatte.
The conflicts were described as military and academic and head coach Troy Calhoun said once the conflict is taken care of then normal media availability will resume. School has already started for Air Force, so maybe that is why the change came into effect. However, the odds that every player has a conflict right after practice is absurd.
The only members of the team that will be available during fall camp is Calhoun and his assistant coaches, but once the season begins the assistant coaches are no longer available. That is a change since last year assistant coaches could be requested during the season.
This season Air Force is making a lot of changes to their media policy and prior to this restriction to players, the school already had a schedule set for what days certain players could speak to the media. This may have something to do with the five Air Force players that were removed from the team, but at this point no one knows why the sudden change in cutting off all access to the players.
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