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FAU signed HC Lane Kiffin to a 10-year contract.

Reports broke in December that FAU and Kiffin were working to put together a longer contract. It's finally come to pass, with school president Dr. John Kelly signing off on the deal this week. This contract will keep Kiffin in Boca Raton through the 2027 season should he stay on for the duration. On the monetary front, no raise is attached to the $950,000 Kiffin was previously making on an annual basis, though he will draw a $50,000 retention bonus for each year he remains with the program and has a number of incentives that could offer considerable boost to that salary. In his inaugural season at FAU a year ago, Kiffin helped guide the Owls to a 9-3 record in the regular season, after which they defeated North Texas in the Conference USA title game and dispatched Akron in the Boca Raton Bowl. Just how long FAU can actually keep Kiffin in the fold until his eyes begin to wander toward other jobs remains to be seen, but this marriage with FAU has started off with plenty of sparks.
Source: Owl Access
Jun 22 - 11:29 AM

FAU junior TE Harrison Bryant recorded the second-most yards per route run among returning FBS tight ends with 2.74.

When healthy, Bryant is one of the Owls top receiving options. He suffered an ankle injury on November 18th against FIU and was unable to play for the rest of the season. Before his injury, Bryant racked up 32 catches for 408 yards and five touchdowns and figures to play an even bigger role for Lane Kiffin in 2018.
Jun 16 - 12:40 PM

Draft Wire's Luke Easterling lists FAU junior RB Devin Singletary as one of the top "small school" prospects for the 2019 draft class.

In this case, small school prospects are players that aren't in the Power Five or big-name independents like Notre Dame. If you haven't seen Singletary's numbers, they're borderline unrealistic; as the 5-foot-9, 200-pound tailback ran for 32 scores and 1,918 yards as a sophomore for Lane Kiffin and the Owls. Easterling notes he'll have to overcome the "small back" label, but he runs hard and can make tacklers miss. "Singletary will have to fight the "undersized" label in terms of his pro projections, but he’s a much tougher runner than those numbers might suggest," he writes. "Don’t be surprised if he declares early after the 2018 season and becomes one of the first backs off the board in next year’s draft."
Source: Draft Wire
Jun 11 - 5:29 PM

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


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