Aug. 2, 2012
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University returned to the practice field prior to the sun coming up for day two of preseason football camp.
"We were more crisp, today," said Carl Pelini, FAU's head football coach. "The quarterback's handling of the operation was much better, today."
The day began with field goal work and quickly moved into individual drills. Following 35 minutes of fundamentals and skills, the team moved into the first of two team sessions. A three-man rotation was under center with Graham Wilbert getting the first reps. Wilbert connected with four different receivers his first four attempts. He gave way to Stephen Curtis and then Melvin German III before his second set. Curtis found tight end Alex Deleon, who appears to have had a great off-season workout, on two consecutive passes. The first play, upon Wilbert's return, Martin Wright, who moved back to the defensive line after the 2011 season as a linebacker, recorded the day's first sack. In his second rotation, German hit Brendan Myers, in stride, 30 yards down field for the duo's biggest play of the period.
The Owls then moved into special teams work and then back to team where senior corner Demetrius Williamson grabbed an interception on the first play. Fellow senior linebacker David Hinds broke up a pass near the defensive sideline, generating cheers from the men in blue, midway through the final period.
The Owls will return to the practice field 6:30 a.m. Friday. Season and single game tickets are on sale and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or by calling 1-866-FAU-Owls. FAU will open the 2012 campaign, Friday, August 31 in its new on-campus stadium versus Wagner College. Practices are closed to the general public and media.