Mean Green Nation,
I posted a few weeks back about a free tailgate held from noon-7:30 before this Thursday's FAU game.
We will be located in the Blue Lot with a free drink courtesy of Tito's. The tailgate will be hosted by Road to CFB and Tailgate Nation. Stop on by to meet us, have a free drink, talk Mean Green Football, and have a great time. Both Road to CFB and Tailgate Nation are giving away some free swag as well. All are welcome!
Road to CFB follows the journey of experiencing a game day at every FBS stadium, and Apogee Stadium marks my 26th in the past two years. To learn more, visit RoadtoCFB.com or follow the Instagram page. We can't wait to see y'all on Thursday and GMG!
By Coach Bill Lewis
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.
By Coach Andy Mac
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/
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