It has been anything but a pleasant ride for Paul Muse during his time in Owl Country, since he transferred to FAU from Clemson back in 2006 - the same year Rusty Smith started his first collegiate game against the Tigers. Back injuries have kept him sidelined for most of his time as an Owl.
Staying focused and his willingness to work hard has moved him closer to realizing once again the passion for a game he was told he may never play again. The drive to play was strong enough to offset the pain and anguish he had to endure during his rehabilitation of his back injury.
The time away from the field allowed Muse to work with the coaches on all facets of the game, easing the transition form playing tight-end to the defensive line. His hard work has been rewarded with playing time this spring, and Muse has made the most this opportunity.
Muse has been part of a the defensive group that have generated a much better pass rush during the scrimmages this spring.
Paul Muse had been a forgotten player lost in the mix of injuries, and his renewed health and presence should give the Owls much needed depth on a line that lost two starters.
Here are a few comments from Coach Howard Schnellenberger on the play of Paul Muse and the pass rush.