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According to reports from multiple outlets, Florida Atlantic has fired HC Charlie Partridge.

The Owls, drilled 77-56 by Middle Tennessee on Saturday, finished 3-9 in all three of Partridge's seasons. Partridge’s winning percentage of .250 is the worst in FAU history. The school owes Partridge a tad more than $1 million for the two years left on his original five-year pact. Partridge did well in recruiting, so the right successor could find quick success.
Source: Owl Access
Nov 27 - 12:10 PM

Florida Atlantic redshirt freshman T Bryan Beck will miss the remainder of the 2016 season due to a knee injury.

"Unfortunately we found out that Bryan Beck is going to be done for the season. We'll attack this challenge like we have the rest of them," said HC Charlie Partridge. The Owls have been hard by the injury bug along the line, as the 6-foot-6, 290-pound Beck was only playing due to the fact that Kelly Parfitt is dealing with a knee injury of his own. Beck now grimly stands as the third FAU lineman to be sidelined for the remainder. T Reggie Bain (car accident) and G Tarrick Thomas (knee) have also been knocked out for the season.
Oct 27 - 12:35 PM

Per TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, Florida Atlantic redshirt junior WR Kalib Woods is a "smooth wide out with sneaky speed and nice size."

Coming into this season, Woods had never recorded a 100-yard game. How far has the well-built, 6-foot-3 wideout come? Last time out, versus Marshall, he had five receptions for 100 yards. That was his fourth 100-yard game of the season. "The junior receiver is in the midst of a breakout season and forcing scouts to take notice of his talents," Pauline wrote. "He needs to find the end zone more often but has set himself up as a mid-third day pick and comes with nice upside." Woods has logged 36 receptions for 496 receiving yards (13.8 yard average) and a score this year.
Oct 19 - 1:49 PM

The contests between FAU-Charlotte, UMass-Old Dominion and Tulane-UCF have been rescheduled due to Hurricane Matthew.

UMass-Old Dominion will now kick off on Friday, while FAU-Charlotte will offer a little spell from the NFL with a Sunday kick. Tulane and UCF saw the most drastic scheduling change here. Not only will they no longer face off on Saturday, they won't be facing off this month, at all. That contest has been rescheduled for November 5.
Oct 6 - 1:40 PM
Ray Ellis - DL - Owls

FAU junior DT Ray Ellis will likely miss the 2016 season due to a knee injury.

Ellis sustained the injury on Saturday. he was a projected starter and inherited the No. 11 jersey from departed Trevon Coley. Head coach Charlie Partridge pointed to Ellis prior to the season as a player who could make a leap this season.
Aug 9 - 11:17 AM

Georgia redshirt junior RB A.J. Turman transferred to Florida Atlantic.

Turman has yet to receive a collegiate carry, but he managed to make news earlier this offseason when Georgia HC Kirby Smart put restricted him from transferring to Florida or Miami. Miami, of course, is the new home to Mark Richt, who was part of Turman's initial recruitment back in 2013. The 6-foot, 198-pounder is past Smart's little roadblock, now, and excited to hit the field with the Owls. It will just have to wait one season, as he will be forced to sit out the 2016 campaign due to NCAA transfer regulations. "It was hard at first," said the 6-foot, 198-pounder, "just leaving Georgia and everything, the fans and all my good friends. I love Georgia, I still do. I just feel like it’s the best thing for me."
Source: Dawg Nation
Jul 22 - 2:42 PM

Patriots signed Florida Atlantic CB Cre’Von LeBlanc.

LeBlanc (5'10/185) was a two-year starter and four-year contributor in the Owls' secondary, tallying six career interceptions and 23 pass breakups. He earned second-team All-Conference USA as a senior. A sub-par athlete for his size, LeBlanc managed a 4.65 forty with a 9-foot-6 broad jump at FAU's Pro Day. LeBlanc is diminutive with especially short arms (28 5'8") and will have to dominate at slot corner to have any chance at earning NFL defensive snaps. Ultimately, he may max out as a camp body.
May 3 - 5:05 PM

Per the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson, FAU QB Jaquez Johnson is drawing interest from the Broncos, Jets, Browns and Saints.

We don't have a gauge as to the level of interest from that quartet of teams, but at the very least, Johnson has earned their attention. The 5-foot-11, 234-pounder is on the shorter, stockier side of the equation in terms of his build. Last season, he threw for 1,586 yards (53.6% completions) with a 9/7 TD/INT ratio across 10 contests. There is little in his collegiate output that would indicate a draftable player, meaning he is likely looking at undrafted free agency in a little over a week.
Apr 21 - 4:40 PM

FAU S Sharron Neasman visited the Falcons, Lions and Dolphins.

This is a new name for many, including us, but it is always worth noting what prospects are receiving late interest from teams. We think FAU has three draftable players on their defense: Neasman, defensive tackle Trevon Coley and cornerback Crevon Le'Blanc.
Apr 19 - 11:43 AM

Florida Atlantic CB Sharrod Neasman attended the Miami Dolphins' local prospect day.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle went on to report that Neasman's Pro Day workout drew Texans director of pro personnel Brian Gaine, Green Bay Packers executives Eliot Wolf and Washington's Scott Campbell. Neasman, who had 74 tackles and three picks last season, participated in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl after the campaign.
Apr 15 - 1:18 PM

FAU CB Cre'von Leblanc managed just 4.62 seconds in the 40-yard dash during Thursday's Pro Day showing.

Not the shiniest 40-yard dash time in the world for Leblanc, though TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline allowed that the 5-foot-9, 185-pounder "did look good in position drills." In addition to running the 40 on Thursday, he also participated in the bench press (21 reps), vertical jump (34 1/2 inches) and broad jump (9-foot-6). Leblanc's draft ceiling likely lies in the sixth or seventh-round, though his less-than-explosive testing numbers could put a crimp in that hope. Last season, he recorded 43 tackles (0.5 for loss) while intercepting four passes and defending 11.
Apr 3 - 6:01 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline passed along word that Florida Atlantic DT Trevon Coley met with the Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans, Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns during Thursday's Pro Day.

Per Pauline, the Panthers and Broncos "have also shown a lot of interest." In addition to the meetings Coley already has under his belt, he'll be taking part in a private workout with the Dolphins in the coming days. Pauline wrote that he "looked terrific" in positional drills on Thursday. The 6-foot-1, 306-pounder failed to crack February's Combine invite list, a move that caused CBS Sports analyst Dane Brugler to frown. Brugler believes that Coley deserved an invite due to what he showed on tape. During his Pro Day, he recorded 23 reps on the bench press, a 29 1/2-inch vertical jump, a time in the ballpark of 4.87 seconds to 4.90 seconds in the 40-yard dash and a three-cone drill time of 4.70 seconds.
Apr 2 - 8:24 PM

Georgia redshirt junior RB A.J. Turman will not be allowed to transfer to Florida or Miami.

Turman did receive a release from his scholarship, but it comes with the caveat that he cannot transfer to Florida or Miami. The irony here is that former Georgia HC Mark Richt would allow players to transfer wherever their hearts desired, yet the 6-foot, 198-pound Turman will not have the option to transfer to Richt's Miami squad now that Kirby Smart has taken over. Said Turman, "I guess that’s just how [Smart] does that, and I understand that. He has to put his foot down coming to a new school because he doesn’t want everyone trying to get a release." Turman did not receive a carry in his time with the Bulldogs.
Source: Dawg Nation
Mar 17 - 8:15 PM

According to CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler, Florida Atlantic DT Trevon Coley "should have been a Combine invite based on tape alone."

Coley doesn't just have the tape going for him. The 6-foot-2, 300-pounder also performed well during the Shrine Game practice week back in January, with Rotoworld's Josh Norris anointing him the No. 3 player who attended those proceedings. And on top of that, his 2015 campaign with the Owls marked his best statistical campaign. For the year, Coley recorded 66 tackles (nine for loss), six sacks and two forced fumbles across 12 contests. Brugler deems him "an active interior player who carries his weight well and has the hand moves to stab, sidestep and penetrate gaps."
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 13 - 8:30 PM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks FAU CB Cre'von LeBlanc as the No. 8 prospect who participated in the Shrine Game.

"Leblanc was competitive in all areas, especially the catch point, which is necessary for a 5’10" corner with 28.5" arms," Norris wrote. The analyst spoke with an NFL Director of College Scouting who praised LeBlanc's skill. LeBlanc boasts versatility in coverage and is a solid run defender. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline grades LeBlanc as a sixth-rounder.
Source: Rotoworld
Jan 26 - 11:22 AM


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