2020 Roster Changes
I don't believe very many are considering this a rebuild year. Yes there are some holes to fill on D (important holes) but not a "rebuild". I believe after Tagart and Leavitt are done we will be #1 or #2 favored for the East next year if not the conference.
OwlPT15 saidThis year is most likely a rebuild. Doesn’t mean that the offense won’t be good enough to get us to a bowl but I doubt 2020 is the year that FAU makes a big run. Just being pragmatic, the portal gives and the portal takes away. Some years are good and some aren’t great. on the bright side conference USA is terrible so we we can always be in the running.
Posted On: Jan 16th 2020, 8:44 AM
NJOWL saidcan you link that? Doesnít really make much sense. Do we know snap counts?Posted On: Jan 16th 2020, 2:22 PM
I believe the broadcasters during the bowl game commented on this. I cant remember if they said they specifically spoke to him about it or if it was speculation. They talked about how he wasn't originally the starter and still wasn't full time and mainly played in pass cover situations. One of them specifically commented he probably did it to avoid having to take the hits having to run cover but that would mean they also believed it was his choice not to start full time.
I will say though if he does go the USF then player tampering may need to be addressed by FAU to limit that in the future.
At the same time I donít feel a rebuild is coming. †The offense should be as good or better, there is talent on the defense (and coming in), and the schedule is easier (and CUSA isnít going to over the off-season become a beast of a league). Does that mean I expect 11 wins again? †No - but I would not be surprised with being close to the top of the conference and in another bowl. †With the coaches that have been brought in and the talent that is still there, I certainly donít expect a crazy drop. †
Agree. Losing proven talent and leadership is always tough.
owlsdad saidThinking this is no big loss is a bit naive in my opinion. Sure we can have the “next man up” mentality, but this is the loss of a proven commodity who put up great numbers.
At the same time I don’t feel a rebuild is coming. The offense should be as good or better, there is talent on the defense (and coming in), and the schedule is easier (and CUSA isn’t going to over the off-season become a beast of a league). Does that mean I expect 11 wins again? No - but I would not be surprised with being close to the top of the conference and in another bowl. With the coaches that have been brought in and the talent that is still there, I certainly don’t expect a crazy drop.
Posted On: Jan 17th 2020, 9:46 AM
It's so hard to predict what next year is going to look like. Most casual FAU football fans do not realize what we are losing on defense IMO. Been following the sport a long time, I dont remember ever seeing a team graduate 8 Dlineman in one season
What worries me about the Dline more than the secondary, specifically CB is the DLine at our level is one of those positions where we arent really able to recruit the type kid that can come in from high school level and play at a high level in his first few years. They usually have to develop and grow into the position. Which leads us to the JUCO route...we've all seen the crap shoot that is. Amazing kids like Tim Bonner can come or kids you probably dont remember because they never actually played can come.
But agree, every CUSA program will have its holes next year. I just want the normal at FAU to be 8-9 wins and more than that when you have a roster where things come together (like this year).
I have a gut feeling...we can get to the 8-9 win level for the next 3-4 years and change the perception and reputation of FAU football...things will look a lot different for our program.
IĎll wait for the inevitable 2020 season prediction/expectations thread.†
Edit: I do think 7-9 wins is completely within reason but Iím not getting my hopes up about leading the country in turnovers for a second straight season.†
On the offensive side of the ball, I see us rumbling.