March 19, 2014
BOCA RATON, Fla. -
Florida Atlantic University football has completed a week of spring work and is gearing towards its first scrimmage scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday.
The day was filled with individual work, but probably the most interesting was the work done with special teams, the majority of which was done with no ball.
Jaquez Johnson opened the team drills with a 15-yard connection with William Dukes. He followed up a few plays later by hitting Alex Deleon 30-yards down field. Linebacker Freedom Whitfield then stopped the run in ones versus ones. Johnson gave way to Greg Hankerson who found DJ Juste for a short gain.
“I’m extremely happy with the progress we have made,” said Roc Bellantoni, FAU’s defensive coordinator in his first assessment this spring. “We have a long way to go and thankfully, we don’t play a game for six or seven months. We will get there. I really think their attitude is great.”
FAU will host an open scrimmage at 1 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 22 and the REDBLUE 2014 Spring Game will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 5. Both events are free of charge and will be held in the FAU Football Stadium, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton.
Football season tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling 1-866-FAU-Owls. FAU will open the 2014 season on Saturday, Aug. 30 at the University of Nebraska.