2020-21 FAU Offseason Wishlist
* Add at least one, ideally two, quarterbacks through the portal. One should be someone who can come in on Day 1 and compete with Posey, Taggart Jr., and potentially Tronti for the starting job. If the one-time free waiver is approved, this might be more ideal because Iíd prefer someone with multiple years of eligibility.†
The second quarterback should be someone similar to Agner. An older guy, maybe heís started at a JC or briefly at a G5 team, who is solid depth. Depending on how many scholarships are available, this one could be a walk-on.†
* A thorough analysis of the tight end room and their place in Taggartís offense. I totally understand Taggart historically hasnít used his TEs the way Lane did with Harrison and Raine. Thatís not what I mean here.†
To have two total catches from the TEs in six games ó and none since Charlotte ó is unacceptable. That falls on many people, including the QBs, coaches, and tight ends.†
FAU has two current TE commits. I know they need younger bodies, but if the tight end position is not going to become an instrumental part of FAUís passing game from a receiving standpoint, maybe Taggart needs to re-evaluate things.†
(Note: Rahmod Smith is out for the season, so his expected return next year adds another layer to the analysis part.)
* A full offseason for Posey as a quarterback. Simple enough.†
* A re-evaluation of the entire receiving unit, from the position coach down to the players. I am not asking for anyone to lose their job or scholarship. But two things have to be addressed: lack of depth, and regression.†
Lane had the same problem two years ago. He replaced the position coach and added some extra bodies, including Deangelo Antoine, McNeal on his second stint, and several walk-ons who at least were emergency players.†
FAU is dressing six or seven receivers right now for various reasons. Not sure yet if TJ Chase or Aaron Young intend to use the extra year waiver.†
* Figure out early where the players who opted out fit into the programís future. They may have done part of this already. I still think Eyin Cole has a bright future here. But Iíd prefer FAU finds out sooner rather than later if those players intend to be here next year, or if theyíre following Jaylon Worsham, who put on his Twitter bio that heís in the portal.†
I wrote all this on my morning walk, so I probably forgot something. The signing class has so many verbal commits that it makes the wishlist easier.†
Leave whatís on your wishlist below ó and enjoy the win. Iíll take 5-1 any day of the week, especially in a pandemic year.†
It's $400K per year this year, next year, and through 12/18/2022.
I think FAU should stand a good job at keeping Leavitt. I don't think he'll ever be a HC again at the FBS level, between his age (64 on Saturday) and the politics stemming from what happened at USF. If a team was going to give him another HC chance, they'd have done it by now. At this point, you're making nearly half a million at a rising G5 program, you live in South Florida, you have the Schmidt … this is a good place for him.