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Way Early, But Solid 2014 FAU Football Preview...

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Packed with analysis, and some quality stats - which are always my favorite!

 :Big-Grin:

Despite coaching turmoil, and despite about five straight years of increasingly bad football, Florida Atlantic is close to competing for the Conference USA title. Can ace recruiter Charlie Partridge prove his coaching bona fides in 2014?

Via Bill Connelly at SB Nation: The big 2014 Florida Atlantic football preview

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Looks like somone finally sat down and looked at the players; who is leaving, who is staying, who is new and who are they playing when doing an analysis of the team.  This is instead of looking only at last years results and making predictions from that.

FAU - THE REAL SLEEPING GIANT
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I remember hearing in one of the early podcasts about how Daniel McKinney was irrelevant but he turned out to be a key player in the end. Hopefully Willy Dukes will get more balls in 2014.

That was a pretty in depth review and I especially like this:

 "…but the fact that we can with a straight face talk about any sort of title run about a season and a half after the Owls looked hopeless, and only a few months after the head coaching position fell into turmoil, is incredible."
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"This is one of the best defensive backfields in mid-major football. It might be the best."

Really nice write up
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