The slow lane
FAU fired offensive coordinator Brian Wright (left) following the 2015 season, replacing him with Travis Trickett.
FAU's offense self-destructed in 2015, leading to only three wins and the dismissal of offensive coordinator Brian Wright. Those week-to-week issues are the No. 6 FAU sports story of the year.
No. 7: FAU moving forward with Schmidt Complex
After more than a year without much action, FAU received a gift that enabled the Owls to take a big step toward building the Schmidt Athletic Complex. The project becoming that much closer to being a reality is our No. 7 story of the year.
No. 8: Young defense surprises for FAU
Growing up fast
FAU football's defensive coaches didn't have any choice. They had to thrust players who had only been on campus a matter of weeks into the prime time. Those freshman not only survived, they excelled, becoming our No. 8 story of the year.