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Interesting article



Offensive line shakeup Owls' undoing

By Ted Hutton
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted October 20 2006


Florida Atlantic was forced to use a makeshift offensive line Wednesday night, and coach Howard Schnellenberger said that was the primary reason the Owls didn't score in the 6-0 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette.

"We had three people playing different positions on the offensive line, and they weren't cohesive," Schnellenberger said Thursday.

With center Nick Paris out with an ankle sprain and guard Brandon Jackson serving the first game of a three-game suspension, the Owls (2-5 overall, 1-1 in the Sun Belt Conference) were forced to shuffle the line.

David Matlock played center in place of Paris, and Antes Perkins filled in for Jackson, but played at right tackle, bumping John Rizzo to right guard and Jarrid Smith to left guard, Jackson's usual spot.

Schnellenberger said the Ragin' Cajuns defense looked good because of the Owls' problems.

"It was our doing, our downfall, more than their play," Schnellenberger said.

Schnellenberger said Jackson, a sophomore, was suspended Wednesday for conduct detrimental to the team.

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Schnellenberger said despite Rusty Smith replacing quarterback Sean Clayton after the first series of the second half, Clayton will start FAU's next game, Oct. 28 against Arkansas State.

"Both quarterbacks were unable to look as good as they could have if they had gotten better protection and we had been able to run the ball," Schnellenberger said

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How can the o-line be blamed?? The QBs were missing open receivers, making bad reads, and throwing balls in the dirt all night. Since when is that the fault of the O-line??

The fact that Schnellenberger makes a comment about not being able to run makes me think that he has lost his mind. The backs averaged nearly 4.5 yards per carry and they only had 18 touches. They were gaining yards, they just weren't getting the ball. I do not view the loss as the O-lines fault. The run game did well, the QBs just didn't do their part. GO OWLS!!!

You can run kitties, but you can't hide!!!
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owlfan1 said

How can the o-line be blamed?? The QBs were missing open receivers, making bad reads, and throwing balls in the dirt all night. Since when is that the fault of the O-line??

The fact that Schnellenberger makes a comment about not being able to run makes me think that he has lost his mind. The backs averaged nearly 4.5 yards per carry and they only had 18 touches. They were gaining yards, they just weren't getting the ball. I do not view the loss as the O-lines fault. The run game did well, the QBs just didn't do their part. GO OWLS!!!

I agree with you. You can put this loss on two very poor QB performances.
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Danny Embick got more done with less blocking. Much Much less blocking.

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It's funny that our recievers were percieved to be a weak spot going into the game with all the injuries but they out performed the QB's… now we're learning that it was injuries to the OL that cost us the game…

The recievers played well given the circumstances… the OL not so good… but if we had a decent QB who could scramble out of the pocket and connect a pass niether of that would have mattered….
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There were some line miscues and the line allowed a few sacks. Rusty was taking too long to get rid of the ball a couple of times as well.

Even though the offense couldn't make things happen for most of the game, it was just one play away from scoring on a short touchdown pass at the very end. The clock management was bad on that last drive, especially on the third to last play (I think) when the FAU receiver didn't get out of bounds.
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