Aug 13, 2013 6:02 PM by Greg Smith

Air Force football battling familiarity

Air Force continues fall football practice this week, and knowing each other too well could be their biggest problem

It goes against every natural instinct a competitor has, but to get better, the Air Force offense and defense have to pretend they don't know what's coming, after weeks of picking up on each others tendencies.

"It gets tough after a while running the same plays over and over," says running back Jon Lee. "They kind of know, just from the way you're looking, which way going. So, after a while, it gets kind of tough. But at the end of the day, we're going to try to change it up however we can."

"You get to know our schemes so we're getting used to this defense," says quarterback Kale Pearson. "When we play other teams, it's not going to be the same, so they're going to have to instill that in me because we're getting so used to each other."

The familiarity doesn't work both ways. Going against the triple-option is never comfortable for any defense.

"You never know what's coming with our offense," says Defensive Tackle Nick Fitzgerald. "They're going left, right, back, I mean, who knows? They're taking off sprinting to the sideline every other play, so you try to make plays."

The Falcons open their season at home, August 31st, against Colgate



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