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What to watch in the Sun Belt this spring

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What to watch in the Sun Belt this spring

Don't know if this was already posted, but thought I would share just in case:
What to watch in the Sun Belt this spring - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN

Florida Atlantic Owls
Spring practice starts: March 31
Spring game: April 24
What to watch:

* The Owls lost seven starters from the offense, including four from the offensive line. The only player returning is center Ryan Wischnefski. Several players will be fighting for those spots, including Troy Niblack, Samuel McRoy, Jared Pizzuti and Max Karrick. The 2009 FAU offensive line was the best in the programís short history. It helped FAU become the No. 2 passing offense in the Sun Belt.

* FAU returns senior quarterback Jeff Van Camp, who started the second half of the season after Rusty Smith was injured. But six of the teamís top seven receivers are gone, including both tight ends Jason Harmon and Jamari Grant. Senior Lester Jean is the lone returning receiver. He had 501 yards and four touchdowns last season. The good thing is that FAU quarterbacks like to spread the ball around, so developing a new rapport with some receivers this spring shouldnít be too difficult.

* The team is counting on new defensive coordinator Kurt Van Valkenburgh and secondary coach Dick Hopkins to make the defense competitive. The Owls had one of the worst defenses in the country and one of the worst in program history. There will be a lot of competition in the secondary, especially since three walk-ons filled those starting roles.
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