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  1. BOCA RATON — After months of searching, Lane Kiffin has finally found his graduate transfer quarterback. Former Arkansas and SMU quarterback Rafe Peavey has officially joined the Owls as a grad transfer and is immediately eligible to play. Peavey was cleared shortly before Tuesday’s practice and took reps with the first, second, and third-teams. “We’re always looking for people,” Kiffin said, “and we had looked for a while for the right fit of a quarterback due to numbers once Jason (Driskel) left.” Peavey, 22, was a perfect four-of-four for 116 yards and a touchdown in three games last season. A former three-star recruit from Missouri, Peavey transferred to SMU in 2016 and mainly served as Ben Hicks’ backup last season. Redshirt junior De’Andre Johnson is currently battling redshirt freshman Chris Robison for the starting quarterback job. Kiffin said the addition of Peavey is “not any reflection upon” Johnson and Robison’s performances. LINK: http://faufocus.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2018/08/07/florida-atlantic-adds-former-arkansas-quarterback-rafe-peavey-as-graduate-transfer/
  2. FRISCO, Texas – It only took one season, but Lane Kiffin changed the dynamic of Conference USA. The Florida Atlantic head coach enters his second year at the helm in Boca Raton as the reigning conference champion, the first for the program. Those surrounding the 14-team league expected Kiffin to have an immediate impact, but no one could’ve imagined the Owls going undefeated in C-USA play en route to winning the title. “I don’t think we surprised ourselves, I think we surprised everybody else,” Kiffin told media members Thursday on the second day of Conference USA Media Days at The Star. “Maybe the players were surprised. When we took the job, we knew there was some good players there and we’d have a chance to do something special.” Special mildly describes what FAU pulled off for the first year of the Kiffin era. The Owls ran roughshod through the league and in all but one game, a five-point win against Marshall at home, it wasn’t even close. On average, FAU defeated C-USA competition by 22 points and scored north of 30 points in all nine contests, including the 41-17 mauling of Western Division champ North Texas in the title game. read more: https://www.thenewsstar.com/story/sports/college/louisiana-tech/2018/07/19/conference-usa-media-days-who-can-stop-lane-kiffin-and-fau/801883002/
  3. HUNTINGTON - On paper, it appears that Florida Atlantic should run through Conference USA in 2018. It isn't an unfounded thought, considering the Owls' tightest football game the last three months of the season was a 30-25 home win over Marshall in which the Owls used their defense to force turnovers and keep the Thundering Herd at arm's length, leading for two scores for much of the contest with the Herd battling to get back in it. For all intents, THAT was a young Florida Atlantic team. Young talent, new coaching staff, new schemes. Now, head coach Lane Kiffin has expectations in his second year, and many of those are on the national level, not just Conference USA. There are reasons for that. FAU returns third-team All-American Devin Singletary at running back and 10 defensive starters from a unit that gave up yardage but forced many turnovers to negate the yards allowed. However, the supposed walk through Conference USA will not be an easy trek for the Owls, given some of the things they will have to endure in the 2018 campaign. read more: http://www.williamsondailynews.com/sports/loaded-fau-will-be-aiming-for-a-repeat/article_809cdb96-a9b9-592d-9e9f-4226d923f17b.html
  4. The C-USA Conference Championship 11:00am start Look for Victor, Amanda, Luaren, Mike, and Me Will be in the Coop Room at Pluckers in Grapevine. Doors open at 11. 1709 Cross Roads Dr Grapevine, TX 76051 http://www.pluckers.com/posts/location/grapevine/ GO MEAN GREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. Come join fellow Mean Green fans on Saturday, December 2nd and watch North Texas take on Florida Atlantic for the Conference USA Championship! The Collin County watch party will be at Fuzzy's Taco's in Allen, TX! Fuzzy's is located at 790 W. Exchange Parkway, Allen, TX 75013. The Game and audio will be broadcast on TVs throughout the entire restaurant. Attendees can pick up free UNT schwag like football stress relievers, car emblems, etc. You can also enter the drawing for UNT beer glasses, chrome car emblems, pennants, etc. Kickoff is at 11:00 am.
  6. Does my $50 a year not afford at least one or two Alumni Association people to go to the CUSA Championship game and setup a little tailgate? Does that mean @FAU Connoisseur is running the un-official UNT Alumni tailgate? New Orleans Bowl grade alumni association support... :-(
  7. Full video from the interview can be found here: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/11/28/mean-green-turnaround-season/
  8. BOCA RATON North Texas head coach Seth Littrell knows firsthand the challenges that come with turning a dismal program around. Two years after inheriting an 11-1 program, Littrell’s Mean Green (9-3, 7-1) prepare to take on the Florida Atlantic Owls (9-3, 8-0) in Saturday’s Conference USA title game. Speaking to the media in a teleconference call on Tuesday, the third-year coach expressed his respect for the job FAU coach Lane Kiffin has done. “I think he’s done an unbelievable job,” Littrell said of Kiffin. “It’s a challenge getting somewhere, building relationships, setting your culture, having your guys buy into it. … It’s a great challenge.” Kiffin and Littrell faced off on Oct. 21, a 69-31 FAU win where the Owls recorded more than 800 yards of total offense. FAU players admitted after the win to being motivated by Littrell commenting that the Owls shouldn’t have scheduled the Mean Green for their homecoming game. read more: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/college-football/north-texas-coach-seth-littrell-praises-lane-kiffin-quick-fix-fau/NMHlUS5ew3a1y5VeA518xJ/
  9. BOCA RATON For the first time since 2008, Florida Atlantic is preparing for postseason play. Though FAU (9-3, 8-0) clinched bowl eligibility on Nov. 3 and a spot in the Conference USA championship game earlier this month, the Owls are now officially getting ready for their first postseason game since a 24-21 win in Detroit over Central Michigan on Dec. 26, 2008 in the Motor City Bowl. FAU completed the fourth 8-0 season in C-USA history with last Saturday’s 31-12 win over Charlotte. Saturday’s C-USA title game pits FAU against North Texas (9-3, 7-1), a team the Owls beat 69-31 on Oct. 21. “I feel like we’ve done a lot, we’ve accomplished a lot,” FAU linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair said. “We’re not where we want to be, but looking back, we’ve done a lot of progress in the summer and even in December when the coaches first got here.” As the Sun Belt conference — FAU’s home from 2004-12 — does not have a championship game, the Owls will be playing in their first FBS title game. Here are some of the key details FAU fans need to know prior to Saturday’s C-USA title game. read more: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/college-football/after-perfect-conference-usa-season-fau-set-for-first-title-game/udHM8yHEcVglqquUBp61KL/
  10. Join fellow Mean Green fans at Fuzzy's Taco Shop in Allen, TX and watch the best from the East take on the best from the West. North Texas sits alone in first place in Conference USA - West and will be traveling to Florida to take on the Florida Atlantic Owls, tied for first place in Conference USA - East. The game will be on the big screen behind the bar and the audio will be carried throughout the restaurant. Kickoff on 10/21/17 at 4:00 pm. Fuzzy's is located at 709 W Exchange Pkwy Suite 140, Allen, TX 75013, across the street from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen Free UNT schwag will be on-hand along with special UNT door prizes awarded at half time. GO MEAN GREEN! FACEBOOK EVENT
  11. BOCA RATON – DeAndre McNeal sees this week’s match-up between FAU and North Texas as more than a battle between two first-place Conference USA teams. It’s also a game for bragging rights between the titans of high school football. “Basically, they say Florida and Texas have the best high school football, so now you’ve got a team from Florida and a team from Texas playing against each other,” McNeal said. “It will be a great experience. I’m excited for it.” North Texas, located in the Dallas suburb of Denton, lists a roster overwhelmingly populated by players from the Lone Star State. An even larger percentage of FAU’s players hail from the Sunshine State. Linebacker Mylam Peters is the lone Floridian to appear on the Mean Green roster. McNeal, a wide receiver, is one of three Texans on FAU’s squad and will likely be the lone Texas native to hit the field for the Owls. read more: http://fauowlaccess.com/floridaatlantic/texas-sized-bragging-rights/7251/2017/10/18/
  12. greeneagle1

    Is FAU any good?

    I may be getting ahead of myself, but is FAU really any good? Yeah they won big on ODU 58-28, but they did it mainly on the ground. Driskel was only 13/22 for 97 yards and an INT and no TDS. They ran the ball down ODU's throat on the way to 453 rushing yards. They had a nearly 200 yard rusher in Singletary, and another 100 yard rusher in Howell Jr. Driskel even rushed for 92 on his own. They have losses to Navy. Wisconsin, and a 3-3 Buffalo. However, ESPN FPI only gives us a 27.2% chance of winning and has FAU favored in every game the rest of the way except against LA Tech, but it is pretty much a pick'em game right now. Is there something I'm missing here? Or is it just the Lane Kiffin effect?
  13. Coach Bill Lewis

    FAU means serious business

    Kiffen is loading up his roster with lots of talent. This is the way you win in CUSA. They are my darkhorse to win the East. https://www.si.com/college-football/2017...s-pitt-fsu
  14. greeneagle1

    FAU and Lane Kiffin

    I haven't really been following the Lane Kiffin at FAU. But does anyone know if he will hire his father again to be his defensive coordinator or as a defensive assistant? Monte is currently a defensive assistant with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  15. MGB: http://meangreenblog.dentonrc.com/2014/11/qa-with-cyrus-smith-of-the-owls-nest.html/
  16. IRVING, Texas — For every problem there is a solution. This is how Charlie Partridge operates. When the Plantation native was hired to take over the FAU football program in December, there was a need to embrace what could be. The assistants he hired led to high-end recruits such as St. Thomas Aquinas running back Jordan Scarlett committing to the program. His quick imprint built upon the Owls' four-game winning streak to end what was a hellish season filled with departures and rumor. Some of that momentum, or so it seemed, disappeared. Scarlett and another high-end recruit, Miramar's Herb Miller, decommitted in July, and the realization of playing at Nebraska and Alabama to open the season seems intimidating. Partridge, speaking Wednesday at the Conference USA Media Day, said he didn't feel that the optimism at FAU has changed at all. "We can't talk specifically about certain recruits, but that's recruiting," he said. "There are times you play defense and times you play offense." Read more: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/fau-owls/fl-fau-conference-usa-0724-20140723,0,3358345.story
  17. He's having a great season with DT and the offense; and he knows the Florida recruiting from his days at USF. I certainly don't want to lose him and I know it's premature but can't help wondering if he gets some consideration for this job.
  18. HUNTINGTON -- Moving to a new conference is hard for any team to take on. Moving to a bigger conference after a run in the Sun Belt in which a team has won just 13 games makes the task unenviable to anyone. Yet, that is the plight of Florida Atlantic in 2013. Not only do the Owls move from the Sun Belt to Conference USA, they do so knowing they will have just one game in Boca Raton, Fla., in the first half of the season. Sure, they get a pair of in-state games, but a pair of roadies against Miami and South Florida aren't exactly the type of home lovin' the Owls were looking for. When FAU hosts Marshall on Oct .12, it will be just its second home game of the season. It's certainly not going to be an easy plight for head coach Carl Pelini, especially after a season when his team finished 3-9 and he has more questions than answers rolling into 2013. Offensively, the Owls finished 107th in scoring offense in 2012, compiling just 20.5 points per contest. On the flip side, the defense wasn't the greatest either, allowing 30.8 points per game, which ranked 85th. Heading into the 2013 campaign, the problem is the same on both sides of the ball -- the battle in the trenches. On the offensive line senior left tackle and DeAndre Williams and center Mustafa Johnson will be the leaders, but there are many uncertainties at the other three spots. There is beef with projected left guard Stern Vile (by the way, great name) listed at 6-foot-5, 335 pounds and sophomore right guard Mike Marsaille at 6-5, 300, but size doesn't exactly mean talent. Read more: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/sports/x1280784991/No-Headline
  19. BOCA RATON – The cake tasted sweet, and the banner and TV screens looked professional, but the football fans in attendance at the party celebrating FAU's official entrance into Conference USA were really looking forward to was the fashion show. Near the end of the party senior defensive back Keith Reaser emerged from behind a stairwell door sporting blue pants, a blue jersey and a blue helmet that featured the winged FAU logo on the right side and his number 3 on the left other. The pants and jersey had been worn by FAU players before. For the first time in the program history, the Owls' hats will be a color other than white. “Bottom line, this is all about recruiting,” said FAU Atheltic Director Pat Chun, noting that the timing of the move to C-USA cemented the decision to change helmets. “We're an emerging brand. We want to be reflective of that. We want to be vibrant.” The crowd of several hundred in attendance erupted when Reaser made his way to the podium. Players in attendance seemed to like the choice of blue. Red and gray were the other helmet color options. “I like the whole thing,” said linebacker Andrae Kirk, who wears number 45. “I like the blue - the one solid set. It just looks nice. And I like the (red) stripe and the number on the side. I think 45 will look good on that.” Held in the Delray Acura Lounge inside the football stadium, the party lasted about an hour and featured a surprise guest – former FAU running back Alfred Morris. Read more: http://www.fauowlaccess.com/articles/182/fau-unveils-blue-helmets-at-c-usa-launch-party.aspx
  20. Florida Atlantic is on the move to the C-USA from the Sun Belt and they're pretty excited about it. Namely, they made a semi-palatable looking cake, but they also revealed new uniforms that are much more owl-centric than their previous duds. The first thing you'll notice is wings on the side of the uniforms. Read more: http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2013/7/1/4483892/fau-owls-new-uniforms-c-usa