Team preview: Air Force

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For the first time in 24 years, the Air Force Academy football program is undergoing a significant makeover, and new head coach Troy Calhoun is the man responsible for the renovations.

Calhoun, who was hired on Dec. 15, 2006 to succeed his former coach and an Air Force legend -- the retired Fisher DeBerry -- faces a daunting task. The Falcons return just 10 starters off a 4-8 team that limped down the stretch, losing its final four games.

But Calhoun may be the right man for the job. He understands the challenges of life at Air Force. He's a 1989 graduate and former quarterback and has a resume that is as diverse as it is impressive. Calhoun spent the previous four years in the NFL, three with the Denver Broncos and last season as the offensive coordinator for the Houston Texans.