Owls scout team gets a boost
BOCA RATON — Two of Florida Atlantic’s most recent additions won’t see the field this season, but that doesn’t mean they won’t have an impact. Receiver and quarterback
have to sit out this year due to NCAA transfer rules, relegated to running FAU’s scout team offenses. Durante transferred from West Virginia and has two years of eligibility remaining. Robison was dismissed from Oklahoma and has all four years of eligibility left.
FAU coach said getting Durante to Boca Raton was a coup for the program that might not have been available a year later if he attended a junior college instead of West Virginia. Durante graduated from Miramar.
“I think if he was in junior college, he’d be one of the top junior college receivers in the country,” Kiffin said. “We probably wouldn’t be able to touch him. He’d be going somewhere else. … We were very fortunate that he became available and that he wanted to come home. You can see already that he’s a special talent.”
Kiffin said Durante would compete in the spring to start. For Robison, the praise came after his first day of practice, when Kiffin likened him to former Heisman Trophy winner
When asked if receiver was available for Friday night’s game, Kiffin said he would not discuss discipline. Solomon re-joined the Owls on Aug. 12 after an absence due to his alleged involvement in an off-campus fight.
Jovon Durante Lane Kiffin Next game: Johnny Manziel. Kamrin Solomon Chris Robison
Navy at FAU, Friday, 8 p.m., ESPNU