Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Skip navigation

BREAKING: FAU To Debut Red Throwback Unifroms, Akileis Leroy Wearing No. 2

Add topic

Post



Ahead of a photoshoot this morning, FAU Owl's Nest has learned that Akileis Leroy will be donning the number two heading into the 2021 season. During a press conference to open the season, Willie Taggart said that numbers in the single digits would be reserved for players who deserve it, which means Leroy is one of them.

Also noted in the photo above is that FAU will be wearing red throwback uniforms this season. Similar to the uniforms they debuted last season, they pay homage to FAU's first uniforms with blue stripes on the shoulders and "FAU" written on the collar. It seems to look like FAU football is buying into the throwback uniforms and we will see them more this season with the passing of legendary head coach Howard Schnellenberger.

Here are the complete single-digit numbers:

0   DL   Jaylen Joyner
1   LB   Antarrius Moultrie
2   LB   Akileis Leroy
3   RB   Larry McCammon III
3   LB   Eddie Williams
4   S   Teja Young
5   RB   Johnny Ford
5   LB   Ahman Ross
6   QB   Nick Tronti
7   LB   Chase Lasater
8   DL   Evan Anderson
9   LB   Caliph Brice
Back to the top

Post

Love that Red throwback style but I still think our all white, all white and all grey look the freshest
Back to the top

Post

Colby Guy said

Ahead of a photoshoot this morning, FAU Owl's Nest has learned that Akileis Leroy will be donning the number two heading into the 2021 season. During a press conference to open the season, Willie Taggart said that numbers in the single digits would be reserved for players who deserve it, which means Leroy is one of them.

Also noted in the photo above is that FAU will be wearing red throwback uniforms this season. Similar to the uniforms they debuted last season, they pay homage to FAU's first uniforms with blue stripes on the shoulders and "FAU" written on the collar. It seems to look like FAU football is buying into the throwback uniforms and we will see them more this season with the passing of legendary head coach Howard Schnellenberger.

Here are the complete single-digit numbers:

0   DL   Jaylen Joyner
1   LB   Antarrius Moultrie
2   LB   Akileis Leroy
3   RB   Larry McCammon III
3   LB   Eddie Williams
4   S   Teja Young
5   RB   Johnny Ford
5   LB   Ahman Ross
6   QB   Nick Tronti
7   LB   Chase Lasater
8   DL   Evan Anderson
9   LB   Caliph Brice
Posted On: Aug 23rd 2021, 10:48 AM #402855



If Tronti is No. 6, maybe hes the starting QBand another running back in No. 5 is going to look very, very strange.

Twitter: @JakeElman97
Back to the top

Post

JakeElman said

Colby Guy said

Ahead of a photoshoot this morning, FAU Owl's Nest has learned that Akileis Leroy will be donning the number two heading into the 2021 season. During a press conference to open the season, Willie Taggart said that numbers in the single digits would be reserved for players who deserve it, which means Leroy is one of them.

Also noted in the photo above is that FAU will be wearing red throwback uniforms this season. Similar to the uniforms they debuted last season, they pay homage to FAU's first uniforms with blue stripes on the shoulders and "FAU" written on the collar. It seems to look like FAU football is buying into the throwback uniforms and we will see them more this season with the passing of legendary head coach Howard Schnellenberger.

Here are the complete single-digit numbers:

0   DL   Jaylen Joyner
1   LB   Antarrius Moultrie
2   LB   Akileis Leroy
3   RB   Larry McCammon III
3   LB   Eddie Williams
4   S   Teja Young
5   RB   Johnny Ford
5   LB   Ahman Ross
6   QB   Nick Tronti
7   LB   Chase Lasater
8   DL   Evan Anderson
9   LB   Caliph Brice
Posted On: Aug 23rd 2021, 10:48 AM #402855



If Tronti is No. 6, maybe hes the starting QBand another running back in No. 5 is going to look very, very strange.
Posted On: Aug 23rd 2021, 3:03 PM #402860

Red font: I guess 6 linebackers will be starting too.

On a more serious note, I dont th8nk this means hes starting. But it does scare me.


ROLL OWLS
Back to the top

Post

Nick Tronti Being the Only QB in Single Digits: "I wouldn't say [he's winning the quarterback battle] by numbers, some guys didn't want single-digit number changes, so I definitely wouldn't go off of that."

Coach Willie Taggart August 23, 2021 Presser Notes
Back to the top

Post

Rick said

Nick Tronti Being the Only QB in Single Digits: "I wouldn't say [he's winning the quarterback battle] by numbers, some guys didn't want single-digit number changes, so I definitely wouldn't go off of that."

Coach Willie Taggart August 23, 2021 Presser Notes
Posted On: Aug 23rd 2021, 9:29 PM #402864


The bigger takeaway is guys not wanting single digits. Single digits are sweeeeet. Except for No. 00.

Twitter: @JakeElman97
Back to the top

Post

I must be getting old because I always thought throwback meant something like 50 years back. Those uniforms are fresh in my memory. On a related note, first day of classes for the semester and I made an unintended reference to my getting old and students staying the same age (Matthew McConaughey "Dazed and Confused" style) although totally not referencing the line or his intended meaning. Yes, I am officially now old.

GO OWLS!!!

2017 and 2019 Conference USA Champions
Back to the top

Post

NJOWL said

JakeElman said

Colby Guy said

Ahead of a photoshoot this morning, FAU Owl's Nest has learned that Akileis Leroy will be donning the number two heading into the 2021 season. During a press conference to open the season, Willie Taggart said that numbers in the single digits would be reserved for players who deserve it, which means Leroy is one of them.

Also noted in the photo above is that FAU will be wearing red throwback uniforms this season. Similar to the uniforms they debuted last season, they pay homage to FAU's first uniforms with blue stripes on the shoulders and "FAU" written on the collar. It seems to look like FAU football is buying into the throwback uniforms and we will see them more this season with the passing of legendary head coach Howard Schnellenberger.

Here are the complete single-digit numbers:

0   DL   Jaylen Joyner
1   LB   Antarrius Moultrie
2   LB   Akileis Leroy
3   RB   Larry McCammon III
3   LB   Eddie Williams
4   S   Teja Young
5   RB   Johnny Ford
5   LB   Ahman Ross
6   QB   Nick Tronti
7   LB   Chase Lasater
8   DL   Evan Anderson
9   LB   Caliph Brice
Posted On: Aug 23rd 2021, 10:48 AM #402855



If Tronti is No. 6, maybe hes the starting QBand another running back in No. 5 is going to look very, very strange.
Posted On: Aug 23rd 2021, 3:03 PM #402860

Red font: I guess 6 linebackers will be starting too.

On a more serious note, I dont th8nk this means hes starting. But it does scare me.
Posted On: Aug 23rd 2021, 8:44 PM #402863

Scared? About what NJOWL? Tronti is more than capable as QB1. 3 and 1 as a starter last year before Willie pulled him for some WT Jr. reps and the Posey experiment. How did that work out for everyone? Did nothing but probably ruin any self-swagger the kid had going on. No need to take cover. All will be fine!
Back to the top

Post

BBwinstoDS37 said

NJOWL said

JakeElman said

Colby Guy said

Ahead of a photoshoot this morning, FAU Owl's Nest has learned that Akileis Leroy will be donning the number two heading into the 2021 season. During a press conference to open the season, Willie Taggart said that numbers in the single digits would be reserved for players who deserve it, which means Leroy is one of them.

Also noted in the photo above is that FAU will be wearing red throwback uniforms this season. Similar to the uniforms they debuted last season, they pay homage to FAU's first uniforms with blue stripes on the shoulders and "FAU" written on the collar. It seems to look like FAU football is buying into the throwback uniforms and we will see them more this season with the passing of legendary head coach Howard Schnellenberger.

Here are the complete single-digit numbers:

0   DL   Jaylen Joyner
1   LB   Antarrius Moultrie
2   LB   Akileis Leroy
3   RB   Larry McCammon III
3   LB   Eddie Williams
4   S   Teja Young
5   RB   Johnny Ford
5   LB   Ahman Ross
6   QB   Nick Tronti
7   LB   Chase Lasater
8   DL   Evan Anderson
9   LB   Caliph Brice
Posted On: Aug 23rd 2021, 10:48 AM #402855



If Tronti is No. 6, maybe hes the starting QBand another running back in No. 5 is going to look very, very strange.
Posted On: Aug 23rd 2021, 3:03 PM #402860

Red font: I guess 6 linebackers will be starting too.

On a more serious note, I dont th8nk this means hes starting. But it does scare me.
Posted On: Aug 23rd 2021, 8:44 PM #402863

Scared? About what NJOWL? Tronti is more than capable as QB1. 3 and 1 as a starter last year before Willie pulled him for some WT Jr. reps and the Posey experiment. How did that work out for everyone? Did nothing but probably ruin any self-swagger the kid had going on. No need to take cover. All will be fine!

Posted On: Aug 24th 2021, 10:11 PM #402870



To be fair half of the fans wanted him pulled. They don't win that game without Posey. I get that he knows the offense but you cannot just be able to attack a small percentage of the field. He is great checking down but what happens to when the defense loads the box.
Back to the top

Post

1OwlFLATL said

BBwinstoDS37 said

NJOWL said

JakeElman said

Colby Guy said

Ahead of a photoshoot this morning, FAU Owl's Nest has learned that Akileis Leroy will be donning the number two heading into the 2021 season. During a press conference to open the season, Willie Taggart said that numbers in the single digits would be reserved for players who deserve it, which means Leroy is one of them.

Also noted in the photo above is that FAU will be wearing red throwback uniforms this season. Similar to the uniforms they debuted last season, they pay homage to FAU's first uniforms with blue stripes on the shoulders and "FAU" written on the collar. It seems to look like FAU football is buying into the throwback uniforms and we will see them more this season with the passing of legendary head coach Howard Schnellenberger.

Here are the complete single-digit numbers:

0   DL   Jaylen Joyner
1   LB   Antarrius Moultrie
2   LB   Akileis Leroy
3   RB   Larry McCammon III
3   LB   Eddie Williams
4   S   Teja Young
5   RB   Johnny Ford
5   LB   Ahman Ross
6   QB   Nick Tronti
7   LB   Chase Lasater
8   DL   Evan Anderson
9   LB   Caliph Brice
Posted On: Aug 23rd 2021, 10:48 AM #402855



If Tronti is No. 6, maybe hes the starting QBand another running back in No. 5 is going to look very, very strange.
Posted On: Aug 23rd 2021, 3:03 PM #402860

Red font: I guess 6 linebackers will be starting too.

On a more serious note, I dont th8nk this means hes starting. But it does scare me.
Posted On: Aug 23rd 2021, 8:44 PM #402863

Scared? About what NJOWL? Tronti is more than capable as QB1. 3 and 1 as a starter last year before Willie pulled him for some WT Jr. reps and the Posey experiment. How did that work out for everyone? Did nothing but probably ruin any self-swagger the kid had going on. No need to take cover. All will be fine!

Posted On: Aug 24th 2021, 10:11 PM #402870



To be fair half of the fans wanted him pulled. They don't win that game without Posey. I get that he knows the offense but you cannot just be able to attack a small percentage of the field. He is great checking down but what happens to when the defense loads the box.
Posted On: Aug 24th 2021, 10:34 PM #402871



Agreed. I am not not trying to be a Twitter QB expert or MMQB when I say this about Tronti, but:

* I feel Tronti is a very physical quarterback who can beat teams with check downs and short passes. Hes never going to be the most accurate man in the room (which we knew coming in based off 2019 camp + brief attempts in 2019) which is fine in CUSA. However

* I felt as early as the UNCC game on that either Taggart/Mehringer didnt know how best to use Tronti, or they were forcing him to be something he wasnt. Hes not a guy whos going to hit on a lot of 10-15-yard passes on 1st and 10 or 2nd and 8. You can beat teams in CUSA with slants and out routes. In hindsight it felt like they stuck to an offense initially designed for Robison when Tronti isnt Robison.

* The lack of impactful TEs did him zero favor and I dont think the WRs were that good in 2020. Its easy for people to boost Westers impact and make him out to be the next star receiver when pretty much all he did was run jet sweeps. Show me something as a pass-catcher. They got nothing from Aaron Young before he opted out. Willie Wright vanished after the first two drives in games. Merrell was in and out of the lineup.

* Tronti did not have a good year in 2020. I think he absolutely has the opportunity to have a bounceback year this year. Zaire Mitchell can help. Maybe TJ Chase becomes a 45/600/6 guy which would be terrific. Im good with Tronti Time!

OK, long rant over. Almost 10 days to go!

Twitter: @JakeElman97
Back to the top
Control functions: