Odds and ends to prepare you for Air Force's game at UNLV at 8 p.m. Friday on CBS Sports Network and KVOR 740 AM.SUBPLOTS WE’LL WATCHWhat direction will Air Force go at punter?Junior Charlie Scott was pulled midway through the game last week after blocking a punt, prompting Air Force to finish the game with Jake Koehnke handling all kicking responsibilities (which in itself was a crazy turn of events, as Koehnke began the season as backup punter and placekicker, and this game was played just a few miles from his hometown). But what do they do now? Scott has battled inconsistency through his two seasons as the punter, but has had just enough big boots to keep the job. Does Koehnke stick with double duty, which Air Force has done in the past at times with Will Conant and Luke Strebel? We’ll find out Friday, and we’ll see how it works.Time to get Saucier?Joseph Saucier has quietly emerged as one of Air Force’s top big-play weapons. He returned a free kick 66 yards … [Read more...] about Air Force at UNLV: Subplots, numbers and a quote as Falcons prepare for the Rebels
End time preparations
PUBLISHED: 18:51 13 October 2018 | UPDATED: 20:26 13 October 2018 Ross Bentley Tidal surge at Felixstowe December 2013 Pic: Allan King Allan King 14 IP4 4PP 2 It’s “crucial” people understand sea levels will rise along the East Anglian coast, says flooding expert at Suffolk conference. John Curtin speaking at the Suffolk Coast Forum Pic: Nick DaviesA rise in sea levels around the UK, including along the East Anglian coast, is inevitable before the end of the century and it is crucial the country makes best use of the time preparing for the impact, a leading expert on coastal flooding has said at a conference in Suffolk.Executive director of flood and coastal risk management for the Environment Agency, John Curtin, presented at the Suffolk Coast Forum, held at Wherstead Park in Ipswich on Friday. The annual event attracts local authorities, scientists, engineers and representatives of various agencies involved in managing … [Read more...] about Make best use of time to prepare for sea level rise, says coast flood expert
Paul F. P. Pogue Angie’s List Published 5:14 PM EDT Oct 11, 2018 In mid-October, you may still enjoy warm weather and light-jacket days. But cold temperatures will arrive faster than you expect. Take precautions now to ensure your pipes and water supply remain in good order throughout the winter. PLAN AHEAD If you have leaking pipes or faucets, hire a plumber now to fix the problem. Leaks in moderate weather become much bigger problems once temperatures drop below freezing. Prepare your pipes with insulation, which provides the first line of defense against freezing. Insulation tubes from a hardware store should provide effective protection. Pay particular attention to pipes in unheated areas, those that have frozen in previous winters and pipes that have been repaired in the past year. If your outdoor water faucets have a separate shut-off valve, close the valve, open the spigots to drain the lines and leave them open until spring. If your faucets have a back-flow … [Read more...] about Angie’s List: How should I prepare my plumbing for winter?
Odds and ends to prepare you for Air Force's Mountain West home opener vs. Nevada at 2 p.m. Saturday on ESPNNEWS (and KVOR 740 AM)THREE SUBPLOTSAir Force’s field-goal situationIn a series that has routinely come down to a kick, Air Force has uncertainty in its kicking game. Coach Troy Calhoun wouldn’t comment on the status of kicker Matt Philichi, but sources have said he suffered a broken left fibula at Utah State. If he can’t go, Jake Koehnke will likely take over. Koehnke missed from 40 and connected from 31 as Philichi’s replacement at Utah State, but the Falcons notably declined a chance to attempt a 33-yard field goal with 2:10 remaining while trailing by 10 in the loss.Elsewhere in the kicking game …Nevada had a pair of punts blocked in a 63-44 loss at Toledo last week and gave up a kickoff return for a touchdown. Meanwhile, Air Force has scored touchdowns in the past two weeks off a blocked punt and fumble recovery in kickoff coverage. In a game … [Read more...] about Nevada at Air Force: Subplots, numbers and a quote as Falcons prepare for Wolf Pack
Odds and ends to prepare you for Air Force's Mountain West opener at Utah State at 8:15 p.m. Saturday on ESPN2 (and KVOR 740 AM)SUBPLOTS WE'll WATCHCan Air Force move the chains?In its thrilling 38-35 victory over Utah State in last year’s finale, Air Force picked up 28 first downs. In two games this year – including a shutout of FCS Stony Brook – the Falcons have a total of 30 first downs. Everything in the triple-option offense becomes more dangerous as drives are sustained, but that only happens with first downs. As the Falcons continue to try new backfield combinations, the primary goal is to see which group can most efficiently move the chains. We’ll see if such a group emerges in Logan.Can Air Force limit big playsUtah State’s offense has produced 16 plays of 20-plus yards this year (eight running, eight passing), with four of those going for touchdowns. This explosive team is likely to find some openings again, but the key for Air Force will be … [Read more...] about Air Force at Utah State: Subplots, numbers and a quote as Falcons prepare for MW opener