Football Completes Last Day without Pads

March 12, 2015

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic University's football team took to the practice field Thursday morning completing the last mandatory practice without pads.

The team will add shoulder pads for Saturday's practice and full pads will come next week.

"The defense did a nice job today, I thought, of handling the offenses' tempo," said Charlie Partridge, FAU's head football coach. "As a credit to both, the offense is much further along and it is one of our goals, to be really sharp in our different tempos. Either be fast or give the allusion of being fast and our defense handled it well today. They were well prepared for that. Richard Thompson jumped out with a couple of picks. I thought all of our quarterbacks, at times, looked good. There were some balls that all of them would want back. I'm excited where all four of those guys (scholarship QBs) are. I'm also anxious to get pads on."

FAU spring practice will conclude with Saturday, April 11 with a 1 p.m. Spring Game played in FAU Stadium.

The Owls will open the 2015 home schedule versus Miami. Season tickets start as low as $60 and are on sale and can be purchased by calling 1-866-FAU-Owls. Opponents will not change; however, dates and times may be adjusted as C-USA works to set the 2015 television schedule. All games can be heard via ESPN 106.3 West Palm or

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