Football fall training camp to begin Friday

This will be head coach Lane Kiffin’s third fall camp after going 5-7 last season.


FAU head coach Lane Kiffin enters in his third season trying to improve from a 5-7 record last season. Photo by: Pierce Herrmann

Zachary Weinberger, Sports Editor

Friday begins that time of the year when up to 110 FAU football players officially prepare for fall training camp at the Tom Oxley practice fields. 


There will be 20 practices and three scrimmages within the next few weeks as they get ready to take on Ohio State on Aug. 31. 


Head coach Lane Kiffin looks to improve from their 5-7 record last season and find young players to fill in the void of former Owls like Devin Singletary and Azeez Al-Shaair. 


Many fans are wondering who will be starting quarterback this season. Quarterback Chris Robison, who was reinstated in June, started every game throwing 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. However, Justin Agner and Nick Tronti have been competing with each other since spring camp back in March. Lane Kiffin hasn’t told media who or if he’s decided on the position. 


With Singletary and Kerrith Whyte Jr. in the NFL, fans will see new faces carrying the ball for the Owls. FAU has a lot of options as they have redshirt junior James Charles, who took first team reps in the Spring, freshmen Larry McCammon III and Kelvin Dean and junior BJ Emmons who played with Kiffin in 2016 in Alabama. 


With Andrew Soroh signing with the Chiefs, Akileis Leroy is expected to start at middle linebacker after starting out as a special teams player. He’ll be teamed up with outside linebacker Rashad Smith who lead the team with 86 tackles and four picks. 


Zachary Weinberger is the sports editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @ZachWeinberger.