With the Denver Broncos firing head coach Josh McDaniels last night, there have been rumors that Air Force's Troy Calhoun is being courted. However, Calhoun released a statement this morning to reassure his commitment to Air Force football:
"The Air Force Academy has tremendous General officers and staff members who are remarkably dedicated to the development of our cadets," Calhoun said in the statement. "It's inspiring that an 18-year-old kid makes a commitment to embed the necessary character traits to grow into a fine young man or woman who honorably serves for at least five years. Our coaching staff and our families are proud to be a part of the daily lives of our nation's future officers. We certainly look forward to seeing our seniors graduate in May along with coaching the Falcons in 2011 and beyond."
"It's a commitment," Calhoun said. "If a 19-year-old can do it, then a 40-year-old coach definitely can."
Troy Calhoun has been linked to jobs over the past few years; this year he took his name out of the running for the Colorado job and last year he turned down an offer to coach Tennessee. So, it looks like Calhoun is on the path of his predecessor -- Fisher DeBerry -- as a potential lifer at Air Force. If Calhoun ever does leave it seems like it would be for a NFL head coaching job. Calhoun has three years with the Denver Borncos from 2003-2005 and then followed Garry Kubiack to the Houston Texans for one season in 2006 prior to becoming the Falcon's head coach.
Right now, he is content leading Air Force football who are going to their fourth bowl game under Calhoun.