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ESPN's Adam Rittenberg lists FAU redshirt junior WR Jovon Durante as one of the top transfers to watch in 2018.

Durante (6'0/171) left West Virginia in the summer of 2017, and he'll now become one of the key parts of the receiving corps in 2018. He caught 35 passes for 331 yards in 2016, and scored five touchdowns and averaged 15.8 yards per catch in 2015. "Lane Kiffin's record-setting offense adds a potentially huge piece in Durante," Rittenberg writes. "He joins an Owls offense that averaged more than 40 points last season but had relatively modest numbers in the passing game."
Source: ESPN
May 14 - 5:33 PM

FAU OC Charlie Weis Jr. named redshirt freshman G BJ Etienne as one of the most improved offensive players on the team for his work in spring practice.

Etienne (6'3/295) has been working at left guard with the first-string offense this offseason. That's encouraging in its own right. Even more encouraging, the fact that he's already excelling at the position after initially joining the Owls as a tackle prospect -- he had not tried his hand at guard prior to this spring.
May 8 - 2:43 PM

Pro Football Focus lists FAU junior RB Devin Singletary among the top prospects to watch early in 2019.

Singletary's numbers have been sensational over the last two years; as he's run for a ridiculous 45 touchdowns and 2,939 yards in that time frame. PFF notes that Singletary posted the highest grade of any returning tailback (92.6), just ahead of Iowa State's David Montgomery. His size (5'9/201) may hurt his stock slightly, but it's tough to ignore his ability to make tacklers miss (83 of them last season) and he can also contribute in the passing game. He's an awful lot of fun to watch.
May 7 - 1:24 PM

FAU junior RB Devin Singletary (hamstring) missed the spring game.

Take a deep breath, Owls fans. Singletary's pulled hamstring will be healed in short order, if it already isn't. Gerald Hearns got the extra usage in his absence. Hearns turned 13 carries into an uninspiring 23 yards.
Apr 22 - 11:36 PM

FAU redshirt freshman QB Chris Robison outplayed De’Andre Johnson in the spring game and has pulled even with him in the starting quarterback competition, reports the Palm Beach Post.

Robison completed 12-of-26 passes for 172 yards during the game. Meanwhile, Johnson went 21-of-44 for 175 yards. The paper did not that "Robison’s 'gunslinger' tendencies led to several overthrown passes," including a freebie potential long touchdown pass to John Mitchell.
Apr 22 - 11:34 PM

FAU junior RB Devin Singletary (hamstring) remains a limited participant in spring practice.

This hamstring injury cropped up recently, with FAU HC Lane Kiffin calling Singletary day-to-day earlier this week. While the issue is not expected to cost Motor the entire remainder of spring practice -- he's already begun to ramp up his intensity from Tuesday's practice to Thursday's practice -- you can reasonably assume that if the 5-foot-9, 201-pounder is even remotely compromised, the team will take every precautionary step available to preserve his health. Singletary posted an array of just-plain-silly numbers last season, including 1,918 rushing yards and 32 rushing touchdowns. We cannot wait to see what new tricks he has up his sleeve for the upcoming campaign.
Apr 12 - 6:28 PM

The Palm Beach Post's Jake Elman reports that FAU junior RB Devin Singletary was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice due to a hamstring injury.

Owls HC Lane Kiffin did not offer specifics on the injury front, but did touch on his availability for the rest of the spring, deeming Singletary day-to-day and saying that he should be able to return in full before the end of spring practice. The 5-foot-9, 201-pounder should be right as rain come August camp. This past season, Singletary rushed for 1,918 yards (6.4 YPC) while scoring a whopping 32 touchdowns on the ground. That yardage mark was good for fourth best in the entire NCAA; the touchdown mark was tops in all the land.
Apr 10 - 3:52 PM

FAU junior TE D’Anfernee McGriff has converted to running back.

McGriff transferred from Iowa Western community college after his freshman season to play tight end at FAU. After only recording eight catches for 66 yards and a touchdown as a sophomore in 2017, McGriff shed 24 pounds and will now become a running back. With RB Buddy Howell graduating, McGriff is expected to slide into a role beside elusive All-American junior Devin Singletary as the Owls power back.
Apr 4 - 8:56 PM

FAU junior TE Harrison Bryant (ankle) was cleared to return to practice.

An ankle injury cut Bryant's 2017 campaign short after getting banged up in a Nov 18th game against FIU. Prior to his injury Bryant had recorded 32 catches for 408 yards and five touchdowns, the receptions for an FIU tight end since 2012. FAU head coach Lane Kiffin has spoken highly of Bryant saying, "Harrison was one of our most productive players — and arguably the most productive player in the pass game," adding that he thinks he has "NFL potential." With Bryant back to full health, he will look to play an even bigger role in 2018.
Apr 4 - 8:43 PM

FAU redshirt junior QB De'Andre Johnson said that he is still regaining his arm strength after having two blood clots removed from his arm last September.

Johnson (6'0/177) appeared in the 2017 opener versus Navy, but missed the rest of the campaign after he had surgery to remove a pair of blood clots. He's been on the rehab trail ever since. Johnson was able to connect on a few deeper passes during practice last week as he continues to work his way back. "I’m feeling the strength, touch is back, and the confidence is there," he said of his ongoing recovery. He's competing for starting honors with Oklahoma transfer Chris Robison this offseason. That competition doesn't figure to settle on a winner until August camp.
Apr 2 - 2:07 PM

FAU WR John Franklin III ran the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds during Tuesday's pro day.

Franklin (6'0/184) posted a video of himself running the 40 in a supposed 4.19 seconds near the end of February. He may well have lit the dash on fire on that one run, but his pro day sprint was considerably slower (relatively speaking). He's fast regardless, though maybe not quite up to the level of The Flash in terms of his wheels. Franklin will likely be headed for the UDFA pile once draft festivities are completed in Dallas next month.
Mar 28 - 1:41 PM

FAU WR Kalib Woods ran the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds during Tuesday's pro day.

Woods measured in at 6-foot-3, 189 pounds. In addition to his 4.55-second run through the 40-yard dash, he also posted a broad jump of 122 inches. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline relays that the wideout was sharp in his pass-catching during the drill portion of the pro day affair. He has serious off-field issues to address with NFL teams -- most notably a lengthy suspension during his final season with the Owls following his being charged with a pair of felonies for his role in an alleged January brawl -- if he's to make a roster as an undrafted free agent. We do not see him being selected in next month's draft.
Mar 28 - 1:11 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that FAU RB Gregory Howell was "disappointing" in his pro day testing.

Howell (6'0/219) did have a respectable 4.52-second 40-yard dash time, but he failed to make the grade in terms of his vertical jump (29.5 inches), 20-yard shuttle (4.51 seconds) and three-cone drill (7.55 seconds). That last sludge-like time is particularly noteworthy, as the three-cone drill might be the most indicative test for overall athleticism. Howell was viewed as a potential late-round selection entering the 2017 season, but he might have played himself off the board with his substandard pro day marks.
Mar 28 - 12:22 PM

FAU reinstated redshirt freshman QB Chris Robison following a two-day suspension.

Well that was fast. When Owls HC Lane Kiffin initially announced Robison's suspension from spring practice on Tuesday, he did label it a day-to-day matter. Even so, this is an absurdly fast turnaround on the heels of a rules violation. Certainly a welcome rate of return here, though, considering Robison's checkered history -- most notably, he was dismissed from Oklahoma for a violation of team rules this past August, allowing him to land with Kiffin's crew to begin with. The almost nonexistent length of this week's suspension will allow Robison to step back into spring competition with De'Andre Johnson essentially without missing a beat.
Mar 22 - 12:20 PM

FAU HC Lane Kiffin referred to the suspension of redshirt freshman QB Chris Robison as one that is day-to-day.

"He hurt himself and the team," Kiffin said following his Tuesday decision to suspend Robison for a violation of team rules. That he's labeling this as a day-to-day matter, a suspension that could be lifted at any time, is probably a good indicator that this won't last through the spring. Robison initially landed at FAU after being dismissed from Oklahoma last August. The former four-star recruit is competing with De'Andre Johnson for starting honors this offseason. We'll keep tabs on this suspension until it's lifted.
Mar 21 - 12:39 PM


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