Air Force coach Troy Calhoun has pulled his name out of the running to become the coach of the Broncos in 2011, according the Colorado Springs Gazette.
Calhoun, whose name has been thrown around numerous times since former coach Josh McDaniels was let go on Monday, said he has no plans to leave Air Force.
"The Air Force Academy has tremendous General officers and staff members who are remarkably dedicated to the development of our cadets," Calhoun said in the statement. "It's inspiring that an 18-year-old kid makes a commitment to embed the necessary character traits to grow into a fine young man or woman who honorably serves for at least five years. Our coaching staff and our families are proud to be a part of the daily lives of our nation's future officers. We certainly look forward to seeing our seniors graduate in May along with coaching the Falcons in 2011 and beyond."
Eric Studesville is currently serving as the Broncos' interim head coach. He was promoted after previously serving as the running backs coach.
The way we see it
Calhoun's decision to remain at Air Force removes a name from the Broncos immediate list of candidates before they could even get started with a search. Denver is caught in a rough spot, wanting to make a splash with a big-name coach to keep the fans attention but still on the hook to pay former coaches Mike Shanahan and McDaniels.