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Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin expects redshirt junior T Reggie Bain (hip) to start at one of the tackle spots.

Bain missed last season due to a broken hip he suffered in an August motor scooter accident. A year before that, in 2015, he was a second-team All-Conference USA pick. Bain returns to the team after a year sojourn as a 24-game starter between 2014-2015. "We’re excited about his development," Kiffin said. "We think he’s still going to get a lot better as he continues to get stronger because he had time off there where he couldn’t do very much."
May 17 - 12:55 PM

FAU redshirt sophomore S Richie Kittles will transfer.

On his Twitter post announcing the transfer, Kittles cited "certain circumstances" which precipitated the move. That is likely in a reference to his standing at the close of the spring, as the 5-foot-11, 175-pounder was on the outside looking in when it came to meaningful reps during practice. This past season, he registered 27 tackles and an interception. Kittles indicated that he plans on transferring either to an FCS outfit or a JUCO program -- he would be eligible to play immediately in 2017 at either of those levels.
May 16 - 5:15 PM

Saints selected Florida Atlantic DE Trey Hendrickson with the No. 103 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Hendrickson (6’4/266) set school records in tackles for loss (42), sacks (29), and forced fumbles (8) as a three-year starter at FAU, capping his career by earning 2016 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year and leading the nation in blocked kicks (4). PFF College charted Hendrickson with its highest pass-rush productivity rating last season. Hendrickson followed up with a strong Combine, running 4.65 with plus marks in the broad jump (10’2") and three-cone drill (7.03). While not heavily touted by the draft community, Hendrickson checks boxes for college dominance and athleticism, and at worst should contribute immediately on special teams with ample traits to push for a starting edge-player job in time.
Apr 28 - 11:30 PM

FAU DL Trey Hendrickson had dinner with the Detroit Lions and met with the Baltimore Ravens prior to Thursday's pro day.

In addition, Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along word that the Cardinals will be hosting him for an official visit in the near future and that the Saints will be putting him through a private workout. As for his work on pro day, Pauline notes that the 6-foot-4, 266-pounder went through defensive line and linebacker drills and was sharp in both. Wrote the analyst, "I’m told he showed great quickness, explosion and was fluid moving in every direction." To this point, Hendrickson has been among the strongest performers during the evaluating process.
Mar 31 - 3:23 PM

Patriots beat writer Doug Kyed believes DE is the Patriots' top need heading into the draft.

"The Patriots need another player with upside to potentially start in 2018 who can serve rotationally this season," Kyed writes. In a recent seven-round mock draft for the team, our own Josh Norris projected FAU's Trey Hendrickson as one of the team's top three round picks. Hendrickson tested in the 89th percentile among edge rushers at the NFL Combine.
Source: NESN
Mar 29 - 8:50 AM

FAU DL Trey Hendrickson ran a 4.68 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

At 6-foot-4 and 266 pounds, he also finished No. 2 among DL in the three-cone (4.2) and a 7.03 short shuttle, which would have showed well even in the linebacker group. Earlier in the pre-Draft process, Hendrickson was named the East-West Shrine Game's most outstanding defensive player. Scouts Inc. ranked him as the No. 173 overall prospect in the class coming into the day.
Source: ESPN
Mar 6 - 5:33 PM

ESPN's Mike DiRocco reports that FAU will hire former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive assistant Monte Kiffin to serve as a defensive analyst/NFL liaison.

Like son, like father, as the inverse of the old saying goes. Monte will be joining son Lane at FAU, with the younger Kiffin having accepted the head-coaching gig with the Owls back in December. Pops will not be a part of the on-field staff. The 77-year-old has 29 years of coaching experience under his belt, including 17 as an NFL defensive coordinator.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 3 - 6:24 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline notes that FAU DL Trey Hendrickson's East-West Shrine Game weight of 255 pounds was in part due to a stomach virus.

Now that Hendrickson has drunk his OJ and taken his vitamin C, it looks like he has begun to put back on healthy weight. Pauline passes along that he is training at 264 pounds, now. The belief is that he has the frame to play at 275 pounds without losing athleticism. As for his athletic chops, Pauline notes that he has been running the 40-yard dash in the low 4.6's and has put forth a vertical jump of more than 37 inches. He is also expected to be able to heft it 25 times (at least) on the bench press at the NFL Scouting Combine. He already impressed during East-West Shrine Game practices (even while battling illness) and further strong work at the Combine could push him into the late Day 3 conversation.
Feb 17 - 7:57 PM

Football Scoop reports that FAU will hire East Mississippi Community College QB coach Clint Trickett to serve as tight end coach.

Nick Saban just can't have nice things anymore. A late January report had Trickett heading to Alabama to assist Saban's cause in a supporting role, but old friend Lane Kiffin has apparently pulled the rug out from under his former coaching mentor. The Odd Couple relationship of our times just keeps on keepin' on, even with Kiffin moving on from Alabama. Trickett played quarterback with West Virginia from 2013-2014, then moved on to coach at the JUCO level.
Feb 17 - 7:18 PM

Florida Atlantic signed three-star JUCO junior WR TE DeAndre McNeal.

The former four-star recruit in the class of 2015 left Texas in August after getting suspended by Charlie Strong. McNeal spent last season at Fullerton Community College in California. He's the No. 75 JUCO player in the class of 2017, per 247Sports. McNeal may start across from Kalib Woods next year.
Source: SB Nation
Feb 1 - 3:20 PM

Alabama hired former West Virginia quarterback and current East Mississippi Community College QB coach Clint Trickett.

No word yet on what position he'll be assigned too. Even more so than his collegiate playing career, Trickett is now known for his appearances on season one of Last Chance U while at East Mississippi JUCO. Trickett’s father Rick, a coaching veteran, worked under HC Nick Saban at LSU in 2000.
Source: AL.com
Jan 29 - 10:11 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah singled out FAU DL Trey Hendrickson as one of this week's standouts from East-West Shrine Game practices.

You will have an opportunity to watch Hendrickson strut his stuff in short order, as he will be playing in the East-West Shrine Game at 3 EST Saturday on NFL Network. Jeremiah will certainly be keeping a close eye on the 6-foot-4, 270-pounder, as he noted that Hendrickson "won almost every single rep in the one-on-one periods and he was consistently disruptive in the team portion of practice [during the week]." Jeremiah praises the FAU standout for his ninja-quick hands and his smarts when it comes to rushing the passer. He figures to draw interest as both a linebacker and a defensive lineman over the coming months, with Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline noting that NFL teams are generally not quite sure what his best positional fit at the next level might be.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 21 - 2:45 PM

FAU junior LB Azeez Al-Shaair underwent shoulder surgery.

Tough little setback for HC Lane Kiffin as he settles in with the Owls. Al-Shaair needed the shoulder procedure in order to repair an injury which nagged him for much of the 2016 season. His rehab is expected to keep him out of spring practice, but he should be able to rock/roll come the start of August camp. Even despite being less-than-100% for much of the campaign, the 6-foot-2, 220-pounder was plenty productive. He led FAU with 112 tackles (11.0 for loss) over the course of 12 games played. In addition, Al-Shaair registered two sacks and an interception.
Jan 21 - 1:58 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline hears that NFL teams are not quite sure what FAU DL Trey Hendrickson's best positional fit is at the next level.

Pauline writes that Hendrickson "has looked really good in the early going at Shrine [Game] practices, but many question where will he line up on Sunday." The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder could be utilized as either a linebacker or defensive lineman. He has been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine and Pauline notes that he "has been told he will participate with the defensive linemen then do alternate position drill at linebacker." This past season, Hendrickson registered 50 tackles (15.0 for loss), 9.5 sacks and a forced fumble over the course of 12 games played.
Jan 17 - 5:42 PM

FAU athletic director Pat Chun indicated that the school isn't interested in having former Baylor HC Art Briles around the program.

The Owls recently hired former Baylor OC Kendal Briles to serve in the same capacity, but they apparently aren't interested in his famous father. "Kendal Briles is who we’ve hired," Chun said. "There’s nothing to read into that other than the fact that he’s going to be the guy that’s going to be here." FAU had a conversation with NCAA regulators about Kendal Briles' standing and came away confident enough to hire him. "We’ve gone through everything with the NCAA that was going on at Baylor," Chun said. "We’re happy he’s here. We’re excited for him to get a fresh start here." Even slightly down, Kendal Briles’ Baylor offense was a top-10 finisher in both scoring and total offense this season.
Source: Owl Access
Jan 4 - 4:41 PM


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