FAU puts on pads for first time
The Owls took the field Saturday morning in full pads this spring for the first time.
I'm not sure how physical the practice will, but Owls coach Carl Pelini said he believes the players are excited to start hitting.
I'll have more from the first practice later today, but here's a few observations from the first few days which I neglected to mention due to little things like the Athletic Director being fired and President Mary Jane Saunders telling us FAU will no longer be exploring moving to another conference.
- I think it's safe to say Delray Beach – American Heritage running back Jeremy Gaskins, who signed with the Owls in February, is anxious to get on the field. He has been at several of the first practices taking in the action.
- One player who has been hitting it hard in the weight room appears to be OL Troy Niblack, who is still listed at 280, but that doesn't look to be accurate. He might be a player to watch this spring.
- Wide receiver Stephan Clark is not listed on the roster but is still in school working on his academics.
- Coaches from Monmouth College were at Friday's practice session.
- Early indications are Saturday's practice will be tough. The team was slow to report to the first drills after stretching and were immediately called back to do some “up-downs” as punishment as they were told by a coach “We're doing this my way. After going 1-11, the days of doing it your way are over.”
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