A steak dinner will be on the line, too.
“The winners eat steak and the losers eat hot dogs and beans,” coach Lane Kiffin said.
FAU will split into two teams, red and white.
The first team offense and second team defense will be one team, with second team offense and first team defense on the other side. Members of the third and fourth teams will be scattered throughout both squads.
Players on FAU’s leadership side drafted coaches for their teams, With offensive coordinator Charlie Weis serving as the head coach on one team and running backs coach Kevin Smith the coach of the other.
Kiffin won’t coach either team, electing to remain neutral, ensuring he’ll be among the group eating steak at a team luncheon on Monday.
De’Andre Johnson will quarterback the first team offense, with Chris Robison piloting the second team.
FAU will tackle during the first half but not the second. Running back Devin Singletary will not participate in the first half but may still be cleared to play in the second half, when the Owls aren’t tackling. He’s been nursing a hamstring injury.
SpringFling: Thursday’s Practice Browser
Making Plays: Quran Hafiz made a leaping interception on a deep Chris Robison pass. …Robison did connect on a deep pass to Willie Wright for a score. …De’Andre Johnson found Jovon Durante at the back of the end zone for a red zone score. …Korel Smith and Ocie Rose broke up back-to-back passes at the goal line. …Corner Diashun Moss reached around wide receiver John Mitchell to bat down a pass. …Earlier in practice Mitchell caught a TD pass from Robison on a quick slant. …Linebacker Khantrell Burden recovered a fumble. …Shelton Lewis returned a kickoff for a score, receiving an escort from Devin Singletary, who came off the sideline to race to be the first to celebrate with Lewis in the end zone. …Defensive end Ernest Bagner continued to spend an excessive amount of time in the offensive backfield.
Tracking the Depth Chart: Earlier this spring walk-on Nick Weber surprisingly passed William Tuihalamaka as the first-team right guard. On Thursday Tuihalamaka was back with the first team.
QB Battle: Kiffin reiterated on Thursday that the QB competition between Johnson and Robison won’t be settled this spring.
Instant Message: “I would hope that they see exciting plays and we play fast like we always do, and make a bunch of plays on defense.” – Kiffin on what fans can expect from the spring game