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FAU senior WR Kamrin Solomon caught five passes for 50 yards and a touchdown in the team's spring game.

Solomon is shifting from the outside to the slot under OC Kendall Briles. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder indicated comfort in the move, saying, "I played slot in high school, so I’ve always wanted to get back to slot. With the previous coaching staff, they felt like I was better outside." Owls HC Lane Kiffin said early in the spring that Solomon had a "great mindset from the beginning of camp." This past season, he hauled in 12 passes for 69 yards in six games. We expect his 2017 numbers to be much improved over those.
Jul 11 - 2:24 PM

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that FAU redshirt senior WR Kalib Woods' recent felony battery charges stem from a January incident in which Woods allegedly broke one man's jaw and caused internal bleeding in another.

Woods and his alleged victims Stephan Reese and Adrian Muckle were at a party in Boca Raton in January. According to Reese and Muckle, Woods approached Muckle and tried to punch him. Instead, per the report, Woods hit Reese, knocking him down, at which time Woods and others kicked and punched the pair. Muckle reported internal bleeding to the police after his urine was "real dark and black." Reese said that Woods was upset about a foul called in a pickup basketball game more than a year before the incident. Muckle posted on social media that Woods threatened to assault him the next time he saw him. Woods was indefinitely suspended by FAU HC Lane Kiffin after being arrested on two counts of felony battery. He is one of the more promising receivers in the Group of 5, posting 68 receptions for 934 yards last year.
Jun 16 - 3:44 PM

FAU redshirt senior WR Kalib Woods was arrested on two counts of felony battery and has been suspended.

Woods will remain suspended until the process runs its course. The charges reportedly stem from an altercation over a female at a bar in January. The student-athlete previously stated he was not on site at the time of the fight. Woods is a team captain and led the team in receiving with 934 yards last year. As you all know, 2017 will be Lane Kiffin's first as head coach at FAU.
Jun 15 - 10:58 AM

Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin mentions the sophomore RB Devin "Motor" Singletary and senior RB Gregory "Buddy" Howell Jr. combination in the same breath as USC’s LenDale White and Reggie Bush and Alabama’s Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake.

"I’m not saying that’s who they are, obviously, those are historic combinations," Kiffin said. "But we’ll push them and see if they can become that." Meanwhile, former Florida State Seminole and new FAU quarterback De’Andre Johnson says Singletary reminds him of Dalvin Cook. Singletary, a slippery 5-foot-9 sophomore, was named to the C-USA Honorable Mention Team and to the All-Freshman Team last season. He really took off towards the end of the season, twice topping 200 yards and finishing with over 1,000 rushing yards total. He earned first-team preseason all-conference honors by Athlon Sports. As for Howell, he broke the single-season FAU record in 2016 with 13 scores. The speedy Kerrith Whyte Jr. backs the pair up.
Jun 14 - 5:27 PM

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


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