In Frank Schwab’s feature on backup Air Force quarterback Connor Dietz, it’s mentioned that Dietz has asked coach Troy Calhoun to let him play on special teams.
Calhoun has declined the request.
I think it’s a great idea. It would let Dietz escape the bench.
And, more important, it would allow Dietz to show his teammates he’s willing to do anything to help his team win football games. His teammates will remember this next season when Dietz is expected to emerge as Air Force’s starting quarterback.
I know. I know. Work on special teams can be perilous. But Dietz is a tough player, and he’s wise enough to stay out of danger.
Sure, it’s a risk to send Dietz out to battle on the special teams, but it’s worth the risk. It would be a worthy investment in the future of this football team.
Calhoun should allow Dietz to play on special teams. That’s my view.
Here’s Frank’s story from today’s Gazette on Dietz: