Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Schnellenberger has been a head coach for 20 years but said he had never had to prepare for a Thursday night game that wasn't a season opener.
"I'm scuffling around trying to figure out what's the best thing to do in this situation," Schnellenberger said.
FAU has played on Thursday
night twice in program history. Its 2002 loss at
The quick turnaround has created some problems for FAU.
The game film of
And quarterback Danny Embick said he hasn't even had to time to watch film of the
Owls' offense in action against
"I have only seen the first quarter of our game," Embick said.
On Tuesday, FAU went through its normal Thursday practice, which is usually light and held with players not wearing shoulder pads. The Owls have practiced for just a few hours in pads this week.
"I've always had a belief that, when in doubt, under-practice instead of over-practice," Schnellenberger said.
Today the Owls will hold their
walk-through at the Oxley Practice Fields.
Proposals filed: FAU received three proposals for a domed stadium and retail village by the Sept. 1 deadline, Athletic Director Craig Angelos said.
The next step is to review the proposals to decide if they are worth pursuing.
"The ones we received were very interesting and went into a lot of detail," Angelos said.
Souverian may see action: Schnellenberger
said reserve quarterback McKinson Souverain,
a redshirt freshman from
"We'll go back to our basic plan and I have every inclination to put him in this week," Schnellenberger said
Schnellenberger often will put the backup quarterback in for a series regardless of how the starter is doing just to give to keep the reserve sharp.
30-19 loss to
"I went with a real gut felling on that one," Schnellenberger said. "I had planned to play Souverain, but as it unfolded I thought I would be setting him back if he had been put in."