Our Notre Dame pre-spring opponent previews continue with the Air Force Falcons, who appear on the Fighting Irish schedule for the second time in three years.
The Irish and Falcons have staged some memorable battles in recent years, splitting two overtime games in South Bend in 1996 and 2000 and bringing ESPN's College Gameday to Colorado Springs for their 2002 clash of unbeatens.
Air Force suffered its first losing season under head coach Troy Calhoun in 2012, going 6-7, including losing its ownership of the Commander-in-Chief Trophy to Navy. Let's take an early look at the 2013 Falcons, who opened spring drills on Tuesday.
Links to other Notre Dame opponent previews are below: