FAU’s De’Andre Johnson, John Franklin III, Tim Bonner featured on Netflix’s ‘Last Chance U’ special

De’Andre Johnson throws during spring football practice at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton on March 22, 2018. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

Present at the 2017 Birmingham Bowl to watch former East Mississippi teammate Dakota Allen and the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Florida Atlantic defensive end Tim Bonner chuckled at a question from a fan: Is FAU head coach Lane Kiffin “a nut?”

“He just crazy,” Bonner tells the fan. “He’s crazy as a mother——. He fun, but he cool, though. I like him.”

Bonner’s reunion with Allen is one of the features in the new Netflix special “EMCC & Life After.” The special serves as a spin-off of “Last Chance U,” the critically acclaimed documentary series about JUCO powerhouse East Mississippi Community College. Former FAU wide receiver John Franklin III was on the series’ initial season in 2016, which detailed the Lions’ 2015 season, while Bonner and current Owls quarterback De’Andre Johnson appeared on the second season, which debuted last July.

After two years at EMCC, “Last Chance U” moved to Independence College (Kan.) for the third season. To coincide with the new season’s premiere, Netflix also released an hour-long episode serving as a “where are they now?” special for some of the key characters from the first two seasons.

Johnson signed with FAU in Dec. 2016, shortly after the school hired Lane Kiffin. Bonner signed with the Owls two months later and Franklin, who joined Auburn after his stint at EMCC, transferred to the Owls in August.

“It’s been a magical season, I can honestly say that,” Johnson says. “Team going from 3-9 for the past three seasons and just having Coach Kiffin come in, change the whole identity, the whole culture.”

Roughly seven minutes are dedicated to the three stars, detailing their 2017 seasons and their love of Kiffin. Though they were both viewed as transfers who could provide immediate impacts, Johnson missed most of the season with blood clots and Bonner was mainly a special-teams player. After switching from quarterback to wide receiver, Franklin caught seven passes for 95 yards and a touchdown, adding 229 yards and two scores on 16 carries, mostly as a Wildcat quarterback.

Johnson was surprised when he learned Franklin was transferring to FAU, a move that came less than a month before the Owls began their season against Navy on Sept. 1.

“I’ve watched him go through being in Florida State’s quarterback room to going to East Mississippi’s quarterback room, to then going to Auburn,” Johnson says. “And so when John went to receiver, I’m like, ‘How is he taking this?'”

“For my last year, I just really wanted to get a little experience before I got into the next level,” says Franklin, who signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent and will attempt to play cornerback in the NFL. “I ultimately knew if I wanted to play at the next level, I was going to have to make that change. I wanted to do it now before I got into the next level and it’s too late.”

Other topics explored in the special include former EMCC academic counselor Brittany Wagner’s 10 Thousand Pencils foundation, Lions coach Buddy Stephens celebrating a 2017 National Championship, Allen’s redemption at Texas Tech, and running back Isaiah Wright’s legal issues. Wright is currently in jail for his ties to a 2017 homicide in Tennessee.

Currently fighting Oklahoma transfer Chris Robison for the starting quarterback job, Johnson praised Kiffin as a “dynamic play-caller.” Both Johnson and Bonner, who was one of the defense’s top players this spring, are expected to have major roles for the Owls this season.

As he did while at EMCC, Bonner steals the show with one-liners, comparing Franklin at one point to the popular cartoon character, Franklin the Turtle. While signing an autograph for a fan, Bonner makes reference to his nickname “Slim Boogaloo” and poses with young fans of the show.

“It’s cool to go to another state and city and they know who I am,” Bonner said. “I ain’t ever think it would come up like that, but they be real-deal liking me or something. It’s different, but I’m still myself, like I ain’t changed nothing.”

[Heisman in Paradise: FAU places billboard of star running back Devin Singletary on I-95]

[FAU coach Lane Kiffin: “What’s the most important thing? Long-term health, or how the game looks?”]

[Will Florida Atlantic find quarterback of future in either De’Andre Johnson or Chris Robison?]

[Beyond Devin Singletary, how good can Florida Atlantic’s running backs be this year?]

[Rising star sophomore Willie Wright headlines deep Florida Atlantic wide receiver core]

[After impressive 2017 season, junior Harrison Bryant ready to lead talented FAU tight end group]

[Brandon Walton, Reggie Bain remain steady offensive tackles for FAU amid changing offensive line]

“Last Chance U” star John Franklin III runs 4.40 40-yard dash at FAU Pro Day

Florida Atlantic Owls wide receiver John Franklin III (12) celebrates prematurely as he drops the ball before crossing the goal line against the North Texas Mean Green at the 2017 Conference USA Football Championship at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida on December 2, 2017. North Texas recovered the ball in the end zone. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

BOCA RATON — There were hopes that wide receiver John Franklin III could post the fastest 40-yard dash time on record at FAU’s Pro Day. Franklin had an impressive showing Tuesday morning, but it was nothing that’ll rewrite the history books.

After allegedly running a 4.19 in a YouTube video last month and running a laser-timed 4.40 (4.32 by hand) in Indianapolis, Franklin again ran a 4.40 on Tuesday. Franklin’s time was the fastest of all participating players, beating fellow wide receiver Henry Bussey III by 0.11 seconds.

The viral video of Franklin’s reported 4.19 40 raised the possibility of the receiver breaking Cincinnati Bengals receiver John Ross’ record 4.22 time at last year’s NFL Combine. Had Franklin been invited to the NFL Combine and run a 4.40, however, it would have been the third-best time behind only LSU’s D.J. Chark (4.34) and South Florida’s Marquez Valdes-Scantling (4.37).

“I wish it were better conditions,” Franklin said after his workout concluded. “It would have been an even better time. Everybody was kind of shifting with the wind pushing against us. Overall, I feel like I ran well.”

A quarterback-turned-wide receiver who won a National Championship at Florida State and starred on Netflix’s “Last Chance U” while at East Mississippi Community College, Franklin’s presence and speed drew 26 NFL teams and three Canadian Football League teams to FAU. Franklin also saw action at quarterback and defensive back, playing the latter position for the first time in his life.

Sixteen members of the 2017 Conference USA-winning Owls team, including first-team all-conference offensive linemen Antonyo Woods and Roman Fernandez, participated in the Pro Day. Cornerback Raekwon “Roc” Williams was a late addition to the list, though he did not run the 40-yard dash or do any positional drills. Williams is making his way back from a leg injury that cost him the final three months of his senior season.

The full Pro Day numbers and stats are listed below.

Pro Day numbers posted by FAU players. (FAU)

“All you need is one team to like you,” said Kalib Woods, whose impressive senior season and pro day could make him a potential late-round pick. “Gotta let everyone else do their jobs.”

Woods said he was not worried about how missing the first half of his senior season might affect his draft stock, explaining that teams had four years of tape to watch and use in their evaluation processes. After returning in October from a suspension related to a Jan. 2017 nightclub fight, Woods recorded 24 catches for 619 yards and five touchdowns.

FAU graduates and current NFL players Trey Hendrickson (New Orleans Saints), Cre’Von LeBlanc (Chicago Bears) and Lucky Whitehead (New York Jets) were among the guests in attendance. Former FAU offensive-line coach Garin Justice, who took a job with Arizona in December and is now with UNLV, visited the Pro Day as well.

Though Franklin didn’t post the 40-time he wanted, the fifth-year receiver remained optimistic about his chances of making an NFL roster.

“I just want to be able to show that I can do any and everything, just to sell myself as an athlete,” Franklin said.

Spring Football 2018:

[Former Dwyer star Gerald Hearns rising up FAU RB depth chart]

[Zyon Gilbert, Quran Hafiz headline FAU’s secondary of future]

[FAU running back D’Anfernee McGriff finds unexpected mentor after positional change]

[FAU defensive ends Tim Bonner, Ernest Bagner maturing in second season]

[New-look DeAndre McNeal excited after strong start to FAU camp]

[“Last Chance U” star, FAU quarterback De’Andre Johnson thankful to play after blood clots]

Former Dwyer star Gerald Hearns rising up FAU RB depth chart

Florida Atlantic running back and former Dwyer star Gerald Hearns carries the ball during running back drills on March 24, 2018. (Jake Elman / The Palm Beach Post)

BOCA RATON — At only 21 years of age, Florida Atlantic running back Gerald Hearns has already written books, spoken at events and is planning to run his own business when his football career ends.

But when Hearns isn’t mapping out his future, the fifth-year senior is trying to soak in what could potentially be his final season of football. Part of the fun comes from Hearns enjoying increased carries as a first-team replacement running back to start spring camp.

“One thing about me (is) I can control what I can control,” Hearns said. “Things that I can control (are) coming up here every day, watching extra film. I control calling my coach to ask him questions or (FAU offensive coordinator Charlie Weis Jr.) if I’m unsure about a certain blitz or a particular play. It’s my job to control going home and re-reading over my install, coming back (the) next day and focusing on the small details.”

Controlling the effort he puts into things is nothing new for Hearns, a former star running back at Dwyer High who earned local attention for receiving the Coach Frank D.B. DiCocco Memorial Scholarship in 2014 because of his leadership and individual success in school. After starting his collegiate career at Florida A&M, Hearns joined the Owls in August 2016 and redshirted during FAU’s 3-9 season.

Though Hearns was lower on the depth chart last season, the redshirt junior had 11 carries for 67 yards late in blowout victories. Buddy Howell’s graduation created a spot higher on the depth chart, allowing Hearns — a four-year starter in high school — to compete for more carries and opportunities.

Hearns has joined his teammates in picking up tips from running backs coach and former Detroit Lion Kevin Smith. While many of FAU’s other running backs rely on their speed to make plays, Hearns continues to work with Smith on elusiveness and agility.

“(We’re working) on getting in and out of my cuts, working on my elusiveness and awareness as to understanding the defensive fronts,” Hearns explained. “This year would be a great year for me to show that (and) what I worked on in the offseason.”

Rising junior and 2017 Conference USA MVP Devin Singletary (American Heritage-Delray) called Hearns “amazing” and praised his teammate’s effort to earn more snaps.

“I take notes from him as far as the way he works,” said Singletary, whose Stallions played Hearns’ Panthers in high school. “He never takes any days off, on or off the field.”

Defense vs. offense: Lane Kiffin and the Owls ended practice with an interesting personnel change, as Singletary played linebacker and safety Jalen Young (Seminole Ridge) took snaps at quarterback in a five-on-five showdown. Known more for his speed and ability to score touchdowns, Singletary showed impressive strength with a hard hit on safety James Pierre.

“I played (defense) growing up since Little League, so it was fun to get back on defense,” said Singletary. “I kinda miss it. … I probably surprised a few people.”

When Kiffin and coaches looked for a quarterback, there was no hesitation in Young’s mind that he would be the man for the job. Young played quarterback for the Hawks in high school and enjoyed his brief return to the position.

“Just to play it for one play, it was awesome,” Young said, “I had a great time.”

Kalib Woods, “Last Chance U” star John Franklin III headline FAU Pro Day

John Franklin III #12 of the Florida Atlantic Owls runs for a touchdown against the North Texas Mean Green during fourth quarter action on October 21, 2017 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. FAU defeated North Texas 69-31. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

BOCA RATON — John Franklin III caught national attention after allegedly running a 4.19 40-yard dash in a video he posted online. Come Tuesday, the quarterback-turned-receiver will have another opportunity to post the fastest 40-time ever.

After not coming close to his alleged 4.19 at the National Scouting Combine last month, Franklin has another chance to show off his speed in front of NFL scouts at FAU’s Pro Day on Tuesday morning. Fifteen members of FAU’s 2017 Conference USA-winning roster, including First-Team All-Conference USA offensive linemen Antonyo Woods and Roman Fernandez, will be taking part.

All eyes, however, will be on Franklin, the former Florida State, East Mississippi and Auburn quarterback who switched to receiver with the Tigers last spring and transferred to FAU in August. Franklin caught seven passes for 95 yards and a touchdown with the Owls while adding 229 rushing yards on 16 carries, the majority of those coming as a Wildcat quarterback.

When Dwyer graduate Daniel Parr was demoted from the starting quarterback job in Week 4, Franklin became the de facto backup quarterback, just another stop in what Franklin has called a wild journey.

“Living it was even more crazy than talking about it,” Franklin told The Post last month. “I feel like everything happens for a reason and throughout all those stops and all those different journeys to those places, I learned a lot and I learned more about me in how I grew as a player, how I grew as a man. Each place taught me something different, and if I had to do it all over again, I would.”

Wide receiver Kalib Woods headlines the skill players hoping to impress scouts following a 2017 season in which he recorded 24 catches for 619 yards and five touchdowns. With one more catch, Woods would have been eligible to lead Division I in yards per catch. Woods was suspended for the first half of last season following a Jan. 2017 nightclub fight, but he was reinstated in October and named one of the team’s end-of-season captains.

Online court records show Woods, whose 135 catches for 2,106 yards and 10 touchdowns in his four seasons, is next scheduled to attend a plea conference on May 21. Woods caught two passes in the NFLPA Bowl in January and is a potential late-round pick despite the ongoing legal issues.

Twenty-eight of the 32 NFL teams attended last year’s FAU Pro Day, leading to 2016 C-USA Defensive Player of the Year Trey Hendrickson becoming a third-round pick of the New Orleans Saints. FAU has had a player drafted in six of the last eight NFL drafts.

Running back Gregory “Buddy” Howell Jr. told The Post on Saturday he is healthy after lingering issues in 2017 and is hoping to run a 4.4. Howell averaged a career-high 6.6 yards per carry for the Owls last season, rushing for 740 yards and five touchdowns.

After retiring in January to focus on school and completing his engineering degree, quarterback Jason Driskel will not participate in the Pro Day.

The following players will also participate in FAU’s Pro Day: running back Marcus Clark; wide receivers Henry Bussey III, Kamrin Solomon and Nate Terry; guard Jakobi Smith; defensive end Haiden Nagel; defensive tackle Jeremiah Taleni; defensive back Abdias Corgelas; kicker Greg Joseph (American Heritage-Delray); and punter Ryan Rickel.

Former Owls in Spring League: Any FAU fans who watch the Spring League for former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel’s comeback attempt will see another familiar face, as former Owls quarterback/tight end Tyler Cameron has made the league’s North roster. Cameron, 24, played for the Owls from 2015-16 after transferring from Georgia Tech, recording 41 catches for 509 yards and a touchdown.

Ex-FAU running back Adrian Starling, who played special teams for the Owls in 2015, joins Cameron on the North roster as well.

Spring Football 2018:

[Zyon Gilbert, Quran Hafiz headline FAU’s secondary of future]

[FAU running back D’Anfernee McGriff finds unexpected mentor after positional change]

[FAU defensive ends Tim Bonner, Ernest Bagner maturing in second season]

[New-look DeAndre McNeal excited after strong start to FAU camp]

[“Last Chance U” star, FAU quarterback De’Andre Johnson thankful to play after blood clots]

Florida Atlantic linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair limited after offseason elbow surgery

Azeez Al-Shaair (2) on the sidelines at the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl in Boca Raton, Florida on December 19, 2017. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

BOCA RATON — Azeez Al-Shaair made it no secret that he wanted to stay on the field. Playing three months with a torn UCL in his elbow, as painful as it may have been, had to happen if Florida Atlantic was to continue winning games.

Having risked his elbow for the sake of the team, Al-Shaair, the all-time leading tackler in program history, has earned a bit of rest this spring. Partial rest, at least, as Al-Shaair is only able to participate in non-contact drills after undergoing surgery on Dec. 27.

“The process is supposed to take all this time and stuff like that, but understand I don’t throw a football or anything like that — I just tackle people,” Al-Shaair said Thursday. “It honestly hasn’t been bad at all.”

Al-Shaair was limited for the majority of last spring as well after labrum surgery, though he didn’t return to drills until late in camp. One bright spot the linebacker recently realized was that the process of cleaning up and repairing the elbow was less painful than his shoulder surgery.

Al-Shaair also acknowledged that knowing he’d be on the mend from the elbow injury contributed to his decision to return for his senior season. Had Al-Shaair entered next month’s NFL Draft, he likely would have been a late-round pick at best.

“You also understand that with everything at the combine, I just thought it would be the best decision to come back,” Al-Shaair said. “It wasn’t one thing more than another (which made me come back), just everything collectively would help me make the decision.”

Robison returns: After being suspended from Tuesday’s practice for a violation of team rules, redshirt freshman quarterback Chris Robison was reinstated and split first-team reps with De’Andre Johnson on Thursday.

Soroh finds new home: Senior defensive back Andrew Soroh, who split time between safety and linebacker last year, has officially been converted to a linebacker for the 2018 season. Soroh had 47 tackles last season, seeing increased playing time when the Kiffin brothers — head coach Lane and defensive coordinator Chris — started playing him as a hybrid.

“They called me a couple days ago, let me know that (the coaches) want you at linebacker now that they see some things in me,” Soroh said. “You have to embrace everything, no matter what position I play. I’m just excited to play this game, play this sport.”

Wright out: Sophomore wide receiver Willie Wright remains out of practice with a “medical issue” and is still considered day-to-day. Wright has attended both practices.

McGriff the running back? Junior wide receiver/tight end D’Anfernee McGriff can add another position to his resume, as the second-year transfer has seen snaps in the backfield. With sophomore Tyrek Tisdale out, McGriff could compete for more snaps in the backfield this spring.

Highlight reel: Playing running back, McGriff made a nice catch in the flat on second-team action with Robison, who briefly spent time with that unit. … All-American junior running back Devin Singletary is showing no signs of exhaustion, already showing off his trademark jukes and spins against the first-team defense. … Former “Last Chance U” star and redshirt junior defensive end Tim Bonner enjoyed his second straight strong practice.

Florida Atlantic hiring Florida’s Dusty May as men’s basketball coach

Florida asst. coach Dusty May, seen while at Louisiana Tech, has been hired as Florida Atlantic’s next head men’s basketball coach. (Tom Morris / The News Star)

BOCA RATON — Florida Atlantic has found its ninth men’s head basketball coach in University of Florida assistant coach Dusty May, the school announced Thursday.

Though May has not served as a head coach at any level, the Indiana University graduate has worked as an assistant since the 2005-06 season and has spent time at Eastern Michigan, Murray State and Alabama-Birmingham. May has worked with Florida head coach Mike White — whose brother, Brian, was hired as FAU’s athletic director earlier this month — since the 2011-12 season when both were with Conference USA rival Louisiana Tech.

“The opportunity to recruit in such a fertile region, the momentum this university is enjoying and the enormous potential here are ideal starting points,” May said in a press release issued by the school. “We will be winners here, and we will play with tremendous passion and energy. The vision of President John Kelly, the board of trustees and the athletic department under the leadership of Brian White made this move an easy decision. I can’t wait to get started.”

May replaces Michael Curry, who coached the Owls for four seasons before being fired on March 16. Curry took the Owls to three C-USA tournaments in four seasons, but never posted a winning record and saw many of his overall wins come against NAIA and Division III teams.

The hiring of May may come as a surprise given FAU’s history of luring big-name coaches to its basketball program. Curry was an NBA veteran who coached the Detroit Pistons in 2008-09, and his predecessor in Boca Raton, Mike Jarvis, previously had sustained success at George Washington and St. John’s. FAU also previously employed Matt Doherty (2004-05) and Rex Walters (2006-08).

“Dusty was my No. 1 choice, and I am thrilled to have him lead our men’s basketball program,” said Brian White. “This hire is a clear demonstration of the ambition we have for our basketball program, our athletic department and our university. Dusty will bring tremendous passion, determination and work ethic to this position. The future of the FAU men’s basketball program is bright.”

May will be introduced on Friday morning at the Tom Oxley Center.

Florida Atlantic quarterback Chris Robison reinstated from suspension

Florida Atlantic quarterback Chris Robison, after redshirting last season, is expected to compete for a starting role this spring. (FAUsports.com)

BOCA RATON — Florida Atlantic quarterback Chris Robison’s indefinite suspension was more like a sick day, as the redshirt freshman quarterback was reinstated and practiced on Thursday morning.

Robison, who is expected to compete for the starting quarterback role this spring with redshirt junior and former “Last Chance U” star De’Andre Johnson, was suspended earlier this week for violating team rules. Sources told The Post on Tuesday that Robison, in his first full year with FAU after transferring from Oklahoma last summer, skipped a mandatory tutoring session.

Robison was previously dismissed from the Sooners for violating team rules and being arrested for public intoxication last April. Johnson and Robison split first-team reps on Thursday, though Johnson was the unofficial “starter” and began drills as the No. 1 quarterback.

“Like we just told our players, you got choices. We can’t make the choices for you,” Kiffin said on Tuesday. “If you don’t want to make the right choices, there’s punishments for them. I think our punishments are a bit more severe than most people would be, but we want to teach our guys they gotta do everything right.”

Florida Atlantic Owls begin second spring camp under Lane Kiffin

FAU head coach Lane Kiffin at practice in Boca Raton, Florida on March 23, 2017. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

BOCA RATON — The Lane Train — and all that entails — has left the station for its second trip around the college football world.

Fresh off an 11-3 season which featured a Conference USA title and a Boca Bowl victory over Akron, Lane Kiffin and the Florida Atlantic Owls hit the Oxley Center fields Tuesday morning for one of 15 spring-camp practices.

“I thought the defense had a good day today … good leadership by those guys,” Kiffin said. “Lot of veterans coming back … Same issue (on offense) as a year ago, even though (there are) different players. We had a snap issue much like we did a year ago. Too many turnovers.”

Even with the turnovers, the start of spring camp marked a return to action for an FAU offense that averaged over 40 points per game last year. Former Florida State and “Last Chance U” quarterback De’Andre Johnson was a full participant in his first practice since undergoing surgery for blood clots in his arm last September.

Kiffin told his players early to avoid the “rat poison” and positive talk which came from the Owls’ first winning record since 2008 and first-ever C-USA title.

“(At) 7:45 this morning, we made sure we understood that this was a different team,” Kiffin said, adding he reminded his players their current record is 0-0. “(This has) nothing to do with what that team did. … (That was a) very special season, but that means nothing — like a preseason ranking.”

Kiffin drew from his past experience as a head coach to motivate his players, explaining that his 2012 USC Trojans were No. 1 in the AP preseason polls, but “ended up out of the rankings.”

All-American running back and Heisman Trophy candidate Devin “Motor” Singletary (American Heritage-Delray) was among the players who took Kiffin’s words to heart.

“It was good. Everything that we did, of course, that’s gonna be remembered forever,” Singletary said, pausing. “But it’s 2018! We gotta make a new name for ourselves.”

QB battle: With Chris Robison suspended indefinitely, Johnson took roughly 75 percent of the snaps on Tuesday. Kiffin indicated Robison could be back at any time, but the starting job is Johnson’s for the time being. Former walk-on and Cypress Bay quarterback Conor Miller is the backup until Robison returns.

Hold the line: Joining returning tackles Reggie Bain and Brandon Walton on the offensive line were guards BJ Etienne and Will Tuihalamaka and center Tarrick Thomas. Thomas primarily served as the backup center last season after starting four games in 2016 before suffering a season-ending injury.

Whyte in: Redshirt-junior running back Kerrith Whyte (Seminole Ridge) was a full participant in practice on Tuesday. Whyte was in a boot this winter for an Achilles injury.

Cameron impresses: JUCO transfer defensive tackle Charles Cameron showed no signs of struggling to adjust to the Division I level, blowing past offensive linemen without any issues. Cameron is the only player who signed with the Owls during the inaugural early signing period who is participating in camp this spring.

“He made a lot of plays out there,” Kiffin said of Cameron. “There’s no pads, but he was in the backfield.”

FAU quarterback Chris Robison suspended indefinitely by Lane Kiffin

Florida Atlantic quarterback Chris Robison, after redshirting last season, is expected to compete for a starting role this spring. (FAUsports.com)

BOCA RATON — Florida Atlantic quarterback Chris Robison, who had hoped to win the starting job after transferring from Oklahoma last season, has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules.

Multiple sources told The Post on Tuesday afternoon that the latest suspension is related to academics, as Robison did not attend a recent tutoring session. It is not known how many sessions Robison has missed.

Robison, 19, was dismissed from Oklahoma last summer for violating team rules and a public intoxication arrest in April 2017.

Owls coach Lane Kiffin, who compared Robison to former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel after his first practice last August, acknowledged his disappointment while explaining the suspension.

“(He’s) not doing things right off the field and (it’s) not just that he hurt himself, but he hurt his team,” Kiffin said. “We’re trying to run basically two practices on two fields going with three quarterbacks.”

Kiffin said Robison’s suspension could be lifted at any point, though it is unclear how the suspension affects his battle with former Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson for the starting job. Johnson is working his way back from September surgery for blood clots in his arm and took roughly 75 percent of the reps on Tuesday.

Incumbent starting quarterback Jason Driskel retired earlier this year to focus on getting his engineering degree and former Dwyer star Daniel Parr transferred to Duquesne in December.

Walk-ons Conor Miller and Trent Wessel will serve as Johnson’s backups for the time being. Miller was the Owls’ third-string QB last year, while Wessel rejoined the team after being cut last summer.

“Like we just told our players, you got choices. We can’t make the choices for you,” Kiffin said. “If you don’t want to make the right choices, there’s punishments for them. I think our punishments are a bit more severe than most people would be, but we want to teach our guys they gotta do everything right.”

Florida Atlantic offensive lineman Jack Breshears retires after shoulder injury

Florida Atlantic offensive lineman Jack Breshears, 21, has retired because of a nagging shoulder injury. (FAUSports.com)

BOCA RATON — Florida Atlantic Owls head coach Lane Kiffin is down another offensive lineman on the eve of his second spring camp, as a team spokesperson confirmed that rising redshirt junior Jack Breshears is no longer with the program due to a lingering shoulder injury.

Breshears, 21, saw action in six games two seasons ago before suffering a season-ending injury in Oct. 2016. Though Breshears practiced last summer and was considered a potential option to win a starting offensive-line job before losing out to Jakobi Smith, the then-sophomore saw limited action before apparently re-aggravating the injury.

A source told The Post on Sunday night that Breshears “no longer had the same passion he did for football when (former FAU coach) Charlie Partridge was there.” Breshears was the rare out-of-state recruit by Partridge, signing with FAU from Batavia High School (Ill.) in 2015.

With most of last year’s starting offensive linemen graduating, Breshears would have likely had an opportunity to compete for a starting job.

Breshears is still attending classes at FAU in hopes of getting his business degree.

FAU is struggling to keep veteran offensive linemen healthy and ready to play. Fifth-year senior Matt Murphy retired last month to take a job with the athletic department’s marketing team, and former walk-on Matt Weiner, a Suncoast graduate who tore his ACL in August, is also not listed on the current spring roster.

Though tackle Bryan Beck is listed on the roster, there is skepticism that the rising redshirt junior will continue to play. A team spokesperson said Beck has not yet received a medical exemption, which would enable FAU to use his scholarship on another player while still paying for him to attend school, though he could apply for one later.

FAU will begin its second spring camp under Kiffin on Tuesday.