Aug. 11, 2016
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BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University football team officially reported to campus one week ago. Following the second practice of the day, FAU has completed seven of the scheduled 19 practices prior to the first day of class.
The morning session, which lasted approximately an hour and a half, was in full pads and held to a traditional schedule. The evening session lasted an hour. Individual work, 7-on-7 and team play ended the day.
Head Football Coach Charlie Partridge on the adjustment to the offense
- "They have adjusted well. Like anything if you make an adjustment there is that period of transition and I'm excited about where we are. We are on the right track. We are not ready for a game yet but, we are on schedule."
On the two-a-day and having more this year than last
- "It is really the rule. Last year we had three weeks of school before the first game. This year we only have two. It is just the way the calendar count back." On replacing the leading receiver from a year ago
- "We came out of the spring with five guys that we are very excited about with four returners and redshirt freshman [Tavaris] Pico Harrison. We are also seeing some guys starting to show up here in camp also in the likes of John Mitchell and [Antonio] Hadden has had a few nice catches and there are other guys who are showing up as well. I think it will be a little bit by committee."
- Redshirt freshman quarterback Daniel Parr hit junior receiver Nate Terry for a big gain. On second and short, Parr used his feet to pick up the first down
- Redshirt sophomore linebacker Kris Harris grabbed an interception. Just a few plays later, redshirt sophomore linebacker Jake Stewart deflected a pass which senior defensive back Anthony Hamilton made a diving catch for the INT
- Devin "Motor" Singletary caught a pass out of the backfield and used his feet to gain another 20 yards
- Redshirt sophomore quarterback Jason Driskel used three-consecutive plays to set up a score with a long pass to Terry, a run by senior running back Jay Warren followed by a 10-yard pass to Warren for the score
- True freshman quarterback Trent Wessel hit freshman Antonio Hadden, Jr. for a big gain
- Singletary used a change of direction to pick up 10 yards on the ground
- The defensive line recorded a sack
- The morning then became all Kalib Woods. The redshirt junior wide receiver went up in double coverage to bring down a 30-yard catch. Two plays later he scored from 25 yards out, followed by a 10-yard run by redshirt junior Marcus Clark, but all the celebrating wasn't done. Woods then caught a pass from Driskel and outran his defenders for another score
- Singletary and fellow true freshman James Charles ended the morning practice with a nice run by each
- In the second practice 7-on-7 segment, redshirt freshman wide receiver Landate Harris had two nice catches for first downs
- Redshirt freshman James Brunson had a touchdown catch and sophomore defensive back Kemar Downer broke up a pass
- In the second practice team session, junior receiver Nate Terry continues to be consistent receiver with two receptions.
- Redshirt freshman running back Kerrith Whyte, Jr had a reception and used his legs add on extra yards.
Friday's will return to a single practice. There will be approximately 20 minutes of media availability to conclude the day. Offensive Coordinator Travis Trickett will be available as well as requested offensive coaches and approved offensive players. Practice will begin at 9 a.m.
The 2016 season and home opener is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3 versus Southern Illinois. To purchase 2016 football season tickets, call 1-866-FAU-Owls or go online (https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/fau/EN/buy/details/FB2016). Season tickets start as low as $60. Fans also may purchase tickets via www.fausports.com. Click on the "Buy or Manage Tickets" option under the tickets tab.
The 2016 RED HOT MEET AND GREET will be Sunday, Aug. 21 from 2-4 p.m. at the Delray Hyundai Deck of FAU Stadium. The event is free and open to the public.