Originally written on College Football Universe  |  Last updated 9/22/14
No. 118 Florida Atlantic Owls (3-9) Coach Carl Pelini (second year, 3-9 at FAU and overall)Returning Starters: 15, 5 offense, 7 defense, 2 special teamsRecruiting Rank: 89 Carl Pelini hopes to see improvement in his second season as a head coach, but he will have to find replacements for his team leaders on each side of the ball. Linebacker David Hinds and quarterback Graham Wilbert have both graduated and the Owls entered spring practice without a clear-cut starter at quarterback. Stephen Curtis is the clubhouse leader, but the redshirt junior threw just 10 passes in five games last season. Melvin German or Jaquez Johnson could also wind up as the opening-day starter. German was supposed to compete for the starting job last year, but was sidelined with academic issues.  One thing that will help the quarterbacks is the return of leading receiver, William Dukes, who caught 63 passes for 979 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore. FAU also bring back its second leading receiver, D...
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