Team preview: Air Force

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college football season, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 28, 2004
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When a college football team returns six starters out of 25 from the season before, hopes can't be too high.

But this is Air Force, where the same man has roamed the sideline for two decades. Fisher DeBerry's record, 156 wins against only 88 losses and a tie, is impressive enough. But taking a military school to bowls more often than not (12 in 20 years) makes him all the more appreciated in Colorado Springs.