BOCA RATON, Fla. – The game comes down to who can make the best adjustments. On Friday, the Owls worked on adjusting with a different practice time, a different practice facility, and a splash of taking care of personal business.
The team split the normal practice into two shifts. The morning session saw the Owls hold their normal walk-through period. Then, FAU broke and returned to the fields, but in a rare afternoon session, which was held on the Tom Oxley Practice Fields, the site of the team’s original home for the first 20 years of the program.
The break also allowed the players who needed to move into their traditional school-year housing, the time to do so.
Hagerty Head Football Coach Willie Taggart
On Saturday’s Closed Scrimmage
“We’ll have a couple of periods tomorrow where we’re tackling. Whenever we’re in full pads, we’re going to tackle.”
On camp thus far
“This week’s practice was good for getting some young guys reps. I’ve been surprised by some of the guys that have stepped up and made some plays and I’m big on consistency. We’re talking about being consistent in what we’re doing. We tracked MA’s (missed assignments) every day and we show who has the MA’s in the team meeting. The next day the job is to make sure it goes down and it’s been going down all week so that’s been impressive and it’s good to see our guys are really figuring out what to do.”
ON THE FIELD
- The first team session saw the Owls concentrate on the run game or working with the running backs
- Quarterback N’Kosi Perry connected with Larry McCammon III, who alluded his defender for positive yardage
- Defensive lineman Latrell Jean recorded a sack shortly there after and Peter Warrick had a fumble recovery
- Perry then found LaJohntay Wester for five plus yards
- Seven-on-seven saw the defense start strong with a Jamie Pettway interception and he later added a pass breakup
- Perry then hit Je’Quan Burton for 70 yards and the score followed by Jordan Young and Wester, in double coverage
- The Owls then began third-down work needing four, six, eight and 10 yards. Morvin Joseph recorded a sack to open the session
- The final team session of the day saw Javion Posey put together a highlight reel, first with a routine catch, then with a pass that was dropped over his shoulder for a basket catch with his back to the defender for a 35-yard gain. He later caught a pass from Perry, in double coverage
- Willie Taggart, Jr. was flushed out of the pocket and bought enough time for Wyatt Sullivan to get open, collect the pass and take it to the endzone for 50 plus yards
- Taggart added a 10-yard pass to Johnny Ford and Perry closed out the day with a pass to Young
FAU will open the 2022 season on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, versus Charlotte at FAU Stadium. The game is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. and will be televised on CBSSN and will air locally on Sports640 AM South Florida.
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