Athletics News
Week One of FAU Football is in the Books
Carl Pelini

Carl Pelini
Florida Atlantic University's football season has begun. For the football team, I'm sure it was nice to get it under their belts, especially with the WIN. For the coaches, it provided game film that can be used to build and to teach as the team prepares for Sun Belt Conference opponent Middle Tennessee this weekend.

For the athletics department and the University, it was one of five opportunities the home season provides to showcase FAU. Hosting an event like this is no small task. Imagine throwing a party, inviting 30,000 people to attend, and preparing to seat, feed and entertain the guest. It takes more than 600 people to pull this off for each home game and it is truly a team effort to make it happen. Speaking of making it happen: how about the FAU students? The "Rat's Mouth" and the new location seemed to be a hit and the student section was FANTASTIC. Just as the team will work to improve my guess is that the FAU students will come out stronger and with more elaborate plans for September 29 when FAU plays host to SBC member North Texas.

The football team added what they hope to be a new tradition. The team will head to the student section as a sign of thanks and ask FAU students to join with them singing the fight song.

This week will be another week of first. It will be the first conference game for the new coaching staff and the first road game under Head Football Coach Carl Pelini's direction. For those who will not be able to make the trip with the team, remember you can hear it on www.fausports.com, ESPN760 AM and it will be carried on ESPN3.com

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