BOCA RATON – While much has been made about the upgraded tempo of FAU’s offense between plays, the Owls aren’t letting off the gas once the ball is snapped.
FAU’s offensive throughout camp – and dating back to the spring for that matter – has featured wide variety of short passes and quick hitters, with a few deep shots mixed in. Slow-developing plays are rare.
The players may be gassed, but the ball never seems to be sedentary. It’s a 100-yard game of hot potato.
“There a lot of plays that play into the quickness of the tempo between plays,” Partridge said.
That fast pace within the play is part of what impressed Partridge about Trickett’s offense.
Partridge described the philosophy as,“If he’s open, throw it. If it’s a good run, hand it off. Don’t make it more than it is.”
That type of scheme places a premium on quick decisions by the quarterback. It’s a trait FAU coaches are closely monitoring as they grade the quarterback battle between Jason Driskel and Daniel Parr.
“The guy that can process through the plays, odds on is going to be the favorite,” Partridge said.
Driskel and Parr continue to receive about the same amount of reps in practice.
Following Monday’s second practice of the day Partridge was still a week away from declaring his starting quarterback.
“I’m not going to name anything until probably some time next week,” he said.