The Air Force Falcons are down one quarterback heading forward as Jaleel Awini is leaving and moving to play for Colorado. Awini was sidelined from participating in anything that would represent Air Force, and the reason has been kept quiet.
After being suspended from representing Air Force, Awini left the school late in the fall semester. The decision to make the move away from Air Force had something do with Awini not really wanting to live "the military lifestyle($)":
"I am very thankful for my time at Air Force and thankful for just getting the opportunity to be there but the military lifestyle is not for everybody," Awini said in a recent interview with BuffStampede.com. "I learned a lot from my time at Air Force but football is just a little more important to me than the military lifestyle."
Awini received an offer out of high school when Dan Hawkins was the head coach, but new coach Jon Embre did not reciprocate that same interest. At Colorado, Awini will play either quarterback or wide receiver, and it is likely that he could be under center since the Buffaloes are in need of bodies to play quarterback.
Air Force's battle for the future starting quarterback will be down to just a pair of players in Nate Romine, or Karson Roberts. Each saw time last year and the edge could go to Romine who started for the Falcons down the stretch last season.