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FAU adopting the Coach Van look?
I'll come clean. It isn't often we spend a lot of time paying attention to Florida Atlantic's scout team quarterbacks.

On Tuesday, though, it was hard to miss Matt Billman.

It seems Billman and fellow scout team member Blake Bierman are fond of video games and fonder of friendly wagers. Recently Bierman lost one such wager and as a result had to shave his head.

Well, Bierman got his revenge. After winning this weekend, Bierman doubled the fun by making Billman shave half his head - the top half.

They dubbed the look "The Coach Van" - a nod to associate head coach Kurt Van Valkenburgh (left). Teammates loved the look, telling anyone present with a camera to take a shot. I was happy to oblige.

Billman said he enjoyed the look for a day, but he plans to show up to Wednesday's practice with a fully shaved head. Will anyone else dare to follow Billman with the Coach Van look?

They say it will happen: FAU hasn't had much luck with its watch parties. Those on the second floor of the Oxley Center have frequently told fans to head to one location to watch Owls' football games, only to find that location couldn't show the game.

This week's party is slated to be at Duffy's in Deerfield, which, if memory serves correctly, was supposed to host an earlier watch party but couldn't pull it off. Talked with one of the people planning the event who said that Duffy's recently installed cable at the venue and will be able to show FAU at Troy.

Don't feel like risking it? Also talked with the owner of The Duck Tavern today. They have cable, they get CSS and they plan to show the game. As an added bonus, The Duck has a standing rule that an FAU work ID gets the bearer 20 percent off their bill. The Duck is located at the northwest corner of Federal and Jeffery St., which is one block north of Yamato Rd.

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FAUOwlAccess.com had a busy day on Tuesday. We posted the latest installment of the Howard Schnellenberger Show at noon. Our practice report told readers that the Owls are getting a little healthier on defense. Finally, we wrote about the women's basketball loss to N.C. State.

The Palm Beach Post notes that Alfred Morris is about to set the FAU single-season rushing mark.

The Sun Sentinel writes about the surprising start of linebacker David Hinds.

The Dothan Eagle writes that a Sun Belt championship doesn't necessarily mean Troy will go to the New Orleans Bowl.

The Montgomery Advertiser took a turn looking back at last year's game against FAU and the hit that knocked their QB out for the season.

OWL CAL:

3:30 p .m. Practice behind the Oxley Center

chuck
November 17, 2009

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