A season which began with Top 25 aspirations and a potential New Year’s Six bowl bid ended in stunning fashion on Saturday with a 27-24 last-minute loss at home to Charlotte.
No Conference USA title. No bowl game. No more football.
How did this happen to what many thought was an Owls team on the rise? That’s one of the topics covered on the season-ending edition of OwlTalk with Brian Rowitz – the first and still finest FAU football podcast.
Rowitz, of ESPN fame, and our Chuck King examine the Owls’ offensive struggles this season – especially in the second half of C-USA games. Where does responsibility rest? Poor play calling? Inconsistent quarterbacking? Substandard wide receiver play?
The duo also discusses a defense that didn’t show badly in Conference USA play, but also never rose to the level expected during fall camp.
And, of course, OwlTalk looks ahead to offseason expectations from the Owls, which means discussing whether star running back Devin Singletary will be an Owl next season or will elect to make himself available for the NFL Draft.
It’s a season-ending edition of the OwlTalk FAU football podcast that comes earlier than most expected, which attempts to put the 2018 Owls season under second-year coach Lane Kiffin in context. Give it a listen, then dream of things to come from the Owls next season.