The coaches will let him know when it’s time for him to play.
“I don’t know what they’re thinking but whenever I get my shot I want to make sure that I’m going to be ready and stuff like that,” Peavey said.
Peavey transferred to FAU as a graduate student less than a month ago after fall camp began, yet still made a strong push to start last week’s opener against Oklahoma.
FAU coaches waited about as long as they could before giving Chris Robison the starting assignment against the Sooners.
“I found out in the hotel the day before the game,” Peavey said, reffering to a conversation with offensive coordinator Charlie Weis. “Coach Weis pulled me aside and let me know what he was thinking.”
Robison, a redshirt freshman, beat out Peavey and redshirt junior De’Andre Johnson for the starting role.
On Sunday coach Lane Kiffin didn’t commit to starting Robison again on Saturday.
“It’s obviously frustrating,” Peavey said. “I came here to be the guy and stuff like that, but at the same time I support their decision. Whatever is best for the team. I’ll just make sure I’m doing my part to stay ready.”
Peavey came off the bench to lead one drive against the Sooners. He completed his first two passes before taking an ill-advised shot down field that produced an interception.
Afterward an animated Kiffin chastised Peavey on the sideline.
“I was supposed to look and check with him,” Peavey said of his pre-snap process. “They were trying to get me out of (the play).”
Robison completed 15 of 26 passes for 157 yards. Three times he led the Owls into Sooner territory in the first half, but the Owls failed to come away with points on any of those possessions. Five of his first half drives resulted in three-and-outs.
Late in the third quarter Robison led the Owls on their first touchdown drive, culminating in a Devin Singletary five-yard touchdown run. Peavey replaced Robison following that drive.
Robison began his college career at Oklahoma before being dismissed following an arrest for public intoxication. Overall, teammates appeared impressed with Robison’s initial college football performance.
“He’s a tough guy. He’s a good leader,” center Junior Diaz said. “It’s a crazy atmosphere. I guess he’s used to it since he came from there, but I think he did a good job.”
As a redshirt freshman, team rules prevent Robison from speaking with the media.
Johnson led the Owls to a touchdown on their final possession, doing so mostly on the ground. His lone completion covered 11 yards, but Johnson rushed nine times for 39 yards on the drive. For the second consecutive week Johnson elected not to speak with the media on Tuesday, the day offensive players are available.