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Owls have verbal commitment from four-star recruit Jordan Scarlett

Wesley Wright

January 2, 2014

The recruiting talents of new head coach Charlie Partridge are already paying dividends for FAU football in the form of a young man named Jordan Scarlett. Scarlett, a four star recruit, verbally committed to FAU on Friday according to the Sun-Sentinel.  The class-of-2015 running back is ranked third (at his position) in his high school class accord...

Charlie Partridge introduced as the FAU head football coach

Wesley Wright

December 17, 2013

Charlie Partridge was introduced as the newest FAU head football coach at an 11:30 a.m. press conference on Dec. 16. This is his first head coaching job. Partridge expressed much gratitude at his first press conference as head coach. “This is a big moment for me personally. To be named the fourth head football coach at Florida Atlantic University i...

Charlie Partridge will become new FAU football head coach

Wesley Wright

December 15, 2013

Charlie Partridge. That’s the name of the man rumored to be the third head football coach in FAU history. The head coaching position opened up after former Head Coach Carl Pelini resigned on Oct. 30 amid drug allegations. He was absolved of the allegations, but later fired for failure to supervise his staff. Athletic Director Pat Chun placed then-...

Brian Wright is officially ruled out, so who will take over as FAU head coach?

Wesley Wright

December 12, 2013

[dropcap2]D[/dropcap2]espite four consecutive wins to end the season, Interim Head Coach Brian Wright was informed on Wednesday afternoon that he is no longer being considered for the FAU head coaching job. According to FAU Owl Access, Athletic Director Patrick Chun delivered the news to Wright directly. Wright took over after former Head Coach Carl Peli...

OPINION: FAU’s football season won’t end with a bowl game, but fans should be encouraged nonetheless

Wesley Wright

December 4, 2013

FAU sits on a 6-6 record after winning its fourth straight game, a 21-6 triumph over rival Florida International. The record is impressive — given that former head coach Carl Pelini and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis resigned in late October after two witnesses claimed the men used marijuana and cocaine. Pelini was absolved of all drug use a...

Owls win fourth straight game, now bowl eligible

Wesley Wright and Jonelle Francois

November 30, 2013

[easingsliderlite] [divider type="thin"] [dropcap2]T[/dropcap2]he Owls went into Friday’s game knowing that a win would not only make them bowl-eligible, but it would also avenge a 34-24 loss that the Owls suffered during their final game of the 2012-2013 season. Starting quarterback Jaquez Johnson hit tight end Nexon Dorvilus for an 11 yard touc...

Pelini cleared of drug use allegations

Wesley Wright and Lulu Ramadan

November 28, 2013

According to a letter from FAU Interim President Dennis Crudele to former Head Coach Carl Pelini, it was a failure to supervise his staff that resulted in Pelini’s termination. The split between Pelini and the school was not tied to marijuana, cocaine or any other implicated illegal drug use by Pelini. On Oct. 30, Pelini and Former Defensive coordinator...

Football Preview: Owls will handily defeat FIU on Friday, become eligible for possible bowl

Wesley Wright

November 27, 2013

Who: Florida Atlantic University vs. Florida International University (Boca Raton, FL) When: Friday, Nov. 29th at 3 PM ET Where: FAU Football Stadium TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN 106.3 Prediction: Florida Atlantic 34, Florida International 14 By Wesley Wright Heading into the the last game of the season, FAU football has a shot at bowl eligibility if they c...

Owls win big (55-10) over New Mexico State University, set record for margin of victory

Rodolphe Ganthier

November 24, 2013

The Florida Atlantic University Owls (5-6) picked up an easy win against the New Mexico State University Aggies (1-10) in a game that the Owls led from start to finish — making this their third straight win. A nine play, 91-yard drive culminated with a 26-yard end-around touchdown run by receiver Lucky Whitehead just under five minutes into the game....

Football Preview: Owls will win third straight game this weekend versus New Mexico State

Wesley Wright

November 22, 2013

Who: Florida Atlantic University vs. New Mexico State (Boca Raton, FL) When: Saturday Nov. 23 at 3:00 PM ET Where: FAU Football Stadium TV: N/A Radio: ESPN 106.3 Prediction: FAU 34, New Mexico State 20 By Wesley Wright After a 34 point victory over a winless Southern Mississippi team, Florida Atlantic takes on New Mexico State this weekend, i...

Owls grab easy win over hapless Southern Miss squad, bowl game dream still intact

Wesley Wright

November 16, 2013

  The Owls of Florida Atlantic University grabbed an easy road win against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, a 41-7 victory that preserved the goal of postseason play for the Owls. A 12 play, 83 yard drive ended with a one yard TD run by Damian Fortner. Fortner now has scored in two straight games and did an impressive job splittin...

Former FAU Head Football Coach denies drug use and seeks reinstatement

Miranda Schumes

November 7, 2013

On Thursday, former FAU Head Football Coach Carl Pelini told ESPN that he denies drug use and is seeking reinstatement.  According to Pelini, his resignation was “forced” by FAU Athletic Director Patrick Chun on Oct. 30 after he “had recently become aware of a personal relationship between a staff member and a person close to the athletic department....