Posted by Tom Fornelli
Troy Calhoun seems to be a very popular man in the state of Colorado. First his name came up as a candidate to replace Dan Hawkins at Colorado before the school hired Jon Embree, and after the Denver Broncos fired Josh McDaniels on Monday, his name came up once again as a possible candidate in Denver.
Which was a bit surprising, seeing as how Calhoun -- who did spend three years on the Broncos sidelines -- runs an option offense at Air Force, but I guess the Broncos do have Tim Tebow, so maybe they were thinking that it might actually work in the NFL. It wouldn't, but hey, if they were smart enough to hire Josh McDaniels, then they're smart enough to think they could run the option in the NFL.
Of course, it's all a moot point now. Calhoun released a statement on the school's website saying that he's not leaving Air Force for the Broncos.
"The Air Force Academy has tremendous General officers and staff members who are remarkably dedicated to the development of our cadets. 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," Calhoun said. "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."