Tony More in 2013
Aug. 5, 2014
"We will just keep the pressure on them --- all the time," said Charlie Partridge, FAU's head football coach, when asked about maintaining a highly-ranked defense. "We have offensive players that can do that."
The seven-on-seven drills saw the passing game flourish. Seniors Lucky Whitehead and William Dukes were on the receiving end of passes for big gains. Later in the day, freshman Kamrin Solomon and juniors Derek Moise, who broke a sideline tackle for extra yards, and Jenson Stoshak had nice catches. Newcomer Andrew Soroh showed his jumping ability to break up an open-field pass.
The Owls worked on their running game towards the later portion of the day. The running backs made great use of space provided by all three offensive lines. Sophomore Jay Warren had three big runs while senior Tony Moore did the same. Junior defensive lineman Brandin Bryant had a tackle behind the line and Trey Hendrickson just missed an interception with a ball he batted down.
FAU is scheduled for its first two-a-day on Wednesday. The Owls will go nearly two hours starting at 8:35 a.m. and will return for a 90-minute practice at 5:30 p.m. FAU football will open the 2014 season on Saturday, Aug. 30 at the University of Nebraska, with the game broadcast on the Big Ten Network. The Owls home season will kick-off on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. versus Tulsa at FAU Stadium, which will be televised by Fox College Sports.
The Owls will host the "2014 Red Hot Meet and Greet" on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Delray Hyundai Deck of FAU Stadium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The event is free and open to the public. Fans are to enter the stadium through Gate 6, the northwest corner, where they will receive free posters and other giveaways, beginning at 12:45 p.m. There will be a cash bar available and the Fan Shop on the Hyundai Deck will be open during the event.
FAU game day host Andrea Ocampo will emcee the event, which also includes the opportunity to take photos with players and receive autographs. As a reminder, NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52 prohibits student-athletes from accepting any benefit or payment, for the use of his or her name or picture to advertise, recommend or promote the sale or use of commercial product, service, or item. Attendees may not pay, or provide a benefit to, student-athletes in exchange for any student-athlete autographs.
All FAU games will be carried on ESPN West Palm 106.3 and on www.fausports.com.