Game week is here

BOCA RATON - Forget what the calendar says. Training camp is over and game week has officially arrived for Florida Atlantic. Howard Schnellenberger decreed it so on Thursday.

First he sent the players home by canceling practice to set a clear line between pre-season workouts and game-week preparation.

Now scout-teamers will begin lining up Friday in Middle Tennessee formations to help the first and second teamers get ready for the Blue Raiders.

Saturday, the Owls will go through mock game situations to make next week feel more normal. Also the Owls will take Monday off to get in the rhythm of a normal game week.

The players definitely could use the rest and a break from the pounding on their bodies, so everybody will take a break and come out Friday more refreshed.