There are a lot of similarities between Air Force and Western Michigan - two teams that have never faced each other before - and it begins with the resolve of their head coaches.
P.J. Fleck and Troy Calhoun are nearly a generation apart in age. Calhoun graduated from Air Force (1989) the year Fleck, Western Michigan's second-year coach, turned 9. But while there's a gap in age, the coaches are responsible for two of the biggest single-season turnarounds in college football this season.
So it's appropriate that the Falcons (9-3) and Broncos (8-4) will close out the year meeting in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Saturday afternoon.