Members of FAU's offensive line get ready to practice inside FAU Arena on Monday. (Owl Access Photo)
The paperwork that could clear FAU wide receiver Duron Carter to play this season was to be sent on Monday with a ruling that could come in a few days.
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BOCA RATON – The additional paperwork requested by the NCAA that could clear Florida Atlantic wide receiver Duron Carter to play this season for the Owls was to be sent on Monday.
Now it is time to wait for a ruling that is expected this week or next week at the latest.
If a positive ruling were to come in before Friday's season opener vs. Wagner, it is believed Carter could see action vs. the Seahawks.
That last piece of information that could help Carter not have to sit out this season due to NCAA transfer rules arrived at FAU from Alabama on Friday and was expected to be forwarded to the NCAA on Monday, a source familiar with the process said.
Pelini said Monday he is also still waiting for word on quarterback Melvin German, who has not been cleared to play.
Sent inside: Tropical Storm Isaac didn't have much of an effect on Florida Atlantic football on Sunday - it was a scheduled day of meetings with no practice.
Monday was a different story. Rain forced the Owls to hold their practice inside at FAU Arena, the home for the Owls' basketball team.
FAU had investigated moving its practice to St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, which has an artificial turf field, or to the Miami Dolphins indoor facility in Davie.
Pelini said even though FAU wasn't able to make it to the Dolphins' indoor bubble, it could be a possibility in the future.
“We were unable to reach them this weekend so by the time we received word on that the particulars of that it would have been difficult to do, especially with the transportation. In the future that becomes an option based on the conversation we had with them.”
Instead, with its season-opener vs. FCS-member Wagner on Friday, the Owls went through a workout of a little more than two hours.
“I always said If you don't make a big deal about it the players won't see it as a big deal,” Pelini said.