Thu Apr 21 06:07am EDT
Construction crews have been hard at work since last year on Florida Atlantic's first on-campus stadium in Boca Raton, a 30,000-seat addition that will put an end to the Owls' half-hour treks to the smaller venue it currently shares with a pair of high schools in Fort Lauderdale and complete the 11-year-old program's maturation into a real live boy. The new stadium is expected to be finished in time for the 2011 season.
In the meantime, though, there's really no hurry — armed with their training as foot soldiers in coach Howard Schnellenberger's decades-long war against heavy machinery, the players are fully prepared to hit the field under pretty much any circumstances:
Attention Coach Schnellenberger: Alfred Morris' unbridled enthusiasm and commitment to perfection in the face of tetanus, Porta-Johns and the aluminum equivalent of Terrance Cody is impressive. Continue to get that man the ball.
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Hat tip: The man with the mike, Chuck King.
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