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.”

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Florida Atlantic All-American RB Devin Singletary limited in Tuesday’s practice with injury

Running back Devin Singletary, No. 5, runs drills during Florida Atlantic University football practice at the Orange Bowl Field at Carter Park Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale. (Meghan McCarthy / The Palm Beach Post)

BOCA RATON — Florida Atlantic took the field for most of Tuesday without arguably its most valuable player, as reigning Conference USA MVP and junior running back Devin “Motor” Singletary (American Heritage-Delray) was limited in practice with what multiple sources called a “hamstring injury.”

Singletary, the program’s all-time leader in rushing touchdowns with 44, suffered the injury during Saturday’s scrimmage at Carter Park in Fort Lauderdale. Though Singletary participated in positional drills, he mainly spent practice in a black jersey on an exercise bike with other injured Owls.

Singletary did not participate in contact drills.

It is not known at this time how long Singletary will be out, though one source believes the running back will return — but be limited in how much he can do or see a lighter workload — as early as Thursday.

This is Singletary’s first notable injury in his nearly three seasons at FAU. Gerald Hearns (Dwyer) will likely take the bulk of first-team snaps for however long Singletary is out.

Singletary led Division I with 32 rushing touchdowns last year, but also led the nation with 301 carries.

FAU head coach Lane Kiffin will address the injury later Tuesday morning.

FAU Spring Camp 2018:

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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 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.”

Five storylines to watch as Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic begin spring camp

FAU players celebrate 41-17 win over North Texas Mean Green at the 2017 Conference USA Football Championship at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida on December 2, 2017. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

BOCA RATON — All aboard the Lane Kiffin Train for its second round, something likely no one saw coming when the well-traveled head coach arrived at Florida Atlantic in Dec. 2016.

Kiffin and FAU pulled off the improbable in 2017, winning their final 10 games after starting 1-3 to complete their first winning season since 2008. FAU posted its first winning record in Conference USA since entering the league in 2013 and dominated its opponents en route to not only winning the conference, but also its first bowl game since 2008.

Now, the pressure is on Kiffin — who verbally agreed to a six-year contract extension in December — and the Owls to replicate last year’s success. The challenge begins with the Owls’ second spring camp under Kiffin, which starts Tuesday at the Oxley Center.

Here are five storylines to watch as FAU begins its title defense.

1. Big-name quarterback battle: Kiffin promised a quarterback competition not even an hour after FAU’s 50-3 Boca Bowl win over Akron on Dec. 19, but the pieces and circumstances have changed quite a bit since then. Last season’s starter, Jason Driskel, has retired to focus on school and Daniel Parr (Dwyer) transferred to Duquesne, but “Last Chance U” star and former Florida State recruit De’Andre Johnson returns from blood clots which sidelined him for nearly all of 2017. Competing with Johnson is ex-Oklahoma recruit Chris Robison, who transferred to the Owls last August after violating team rules. Even if Kiffin doesn’t name a true starter by the end of spring camp, this year’s battle will have plenty of star power attached.

2. Will Devin Singletary’s workload be limited? Singletary ran for 1,920 yards and an FBS-best 32 touchdowns in his first year as the Owls’ primary running back, but lost in his success was the junior-to-be leading Division I with 301 carries. Singletary was adamant last season that he could keep working as much as the coaches needed him to, but Kiffin may want to ease his All-American back into action this spring. Without their Motor, the Lane Train only runs so far.

3. Can Charles Cameron transition from JUCO? Three-star defensive tackle Charles Cameron (Copiah-Lincoln C.C.) is the only player who signed during the inaugural Early Signing Period in December that will be in camp this spring. Other players who transferred from junior colleges, including defensive linemen Ernest Bagner and Tim Bonner, were open about their own troubles adjusting to Division I. Cameron, who could earn first-team reps following Jeremiah Taleni’s graduation, will try to avoid those same struggles.

4. Finding blockers may not be easy: FAU was already losing All-Conference USA center Antonyo Woods, left guard Roman Fernandez and starting right guard Jakobi Smith to graduation, but finding their replacements is becoming tougher by the day. Rising junior Jack Breshears retired due to a nagging shoulder injury and versatile backup Matt Murphy took a job with the athletic department. Former walk-on and Suncoast alum Matt Weiner’s status is uncertain after tearing his ACL last August.

There is good news for Kiffin and new offensive-line coach John Garrison, however: All-CUSA tackle Reggie Bain and Brandon Walton will both return for their senior and junior seasons, respectively.

5. Who’s really calling the shots? Kiffin hired Charlie Weis Jr., 24, to be the offensive coordinator of a team that averaged over 40 points per game last year. Kiffin allowed Kendal Briles to run the offense last year while the first-year Owls coach took more of a hands-on role with both the offense and defense for the first time in his career. Will Kiffin aim for the same balance with the baby-faced Weis, who isn’t much older than the team’s longest-tenured players?

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FAU reportedly finds new defensive coordinator in Southern Mississippi’s Tony Pecoraro

Tony Pecoraro, who spent 2017 as the Southern Miss Golden Eagles’ defensive coordinator, has reportedly been hired to take the same role at FAU. (YouTube)

BOCA RATON — Lane Kiffin’s second coaching staff at Florida Atlantic is apparently complete, with FootballScoop.com reporting that the Owls have hired Southern Miss defensive coordinator Tony Pecoraro to the same role.

Pecoraro, a former defensive coordinator at Alcorn State and North Alabama, will replace Kiffin’s younger brother, Chris, who took a job as the San Francisco 49ers’ pass-rush specialist last month. Under Pecoraro, Southern Miss finished 20th in the nation in total defense, allowing only 331.9 yards per game. The Golden Eagles defense also ranked 45th in the country in points per game, giving up just over 24.

Pecoraro spent two seasons in Hattiesburg and has prior experience in the Sunshine State, coaching three seasons as the defensive quality-control coach at Florida State and coaching on five total bowl teams. Pecoraro began his coaching career at Webber International University in 2004 and also worked as the team’s recruiting coordinator.

The Owls begin their spring camp on March 20.

FAU has yet to officially confirm the hiring. This story will be updated as more information is made available.

EXCLUSIVE: Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell talks Lane Kiffin, football in Florida

Former rapper Luther Campbell, who is a linebackers coach at Miami Central High, conducts practice in preparation for Miami Northwestern in state playoff game on Friday, November 26, 2010. (Miami Herald)

BOCA RATON — Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell always has something to say about one of three things: hip-hop, his beloved Miami Hurricanes and football.

And the former 2 Live Crew star loves talking college football. When coaching veteran Lane Kiffin was named Florida Atlantic’s head football coach in Dec. 2016, Campbell was quick to tweet his allegiance to FAU. He quickly became friends with the Owls coach, and invited the team down to Liberty City’s Charles Hadley Park last August. Kiffin and FAU will hit the road again this year during spring camp for a second practice in Liberty City on April 7.

[Hurricanes superfan “Uncle Luke” Campbell praises Lane Kiffin, FAU, for second trip to Liberty City]

In an exclusive, lengthy phone interview with The Post, Campbell discussed the current state of college football in Florida, and he began with the Lane Train in Boca Raton.

Campbell on the rise of FAU: “From what I’ve seen, the future looks real good for this team. The culture, the coaches … obviously Lane changed the culture along with the coaches. The strength coach (Wilson Love), I just love him. I learn so much from him being a high school coach — I talk to him all the time. I call (Love) up and see how he pushes the kids to the maximum. Football, when it’s on that level, everybody is good — it’s just a matter of the individual who’s pushing them. Do they really want to (work hard) for that coach?

“Obviously, those guys who have been just getting beat down for years turned their season around in one year because they bought into the program and bought into everything else that the coaches preached (to) them.”

Campbell on the state of Florida football: “It’s great because the best part about it, I always say, is there’s so many more opportunities for these kids to be able to go to college. I tell people all over the country, I tell my friend Snoop Dogg, I tell my friends in Texas and get into arguments all the time with (Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who played high school in Georgia and spent 2007-08 with the Florida Gators) about who’s got the best football players. I always remind him that Florida has the best players because we got the best football. I mean, it’s football all over the place and (it’s) good football!”

Campbell on jumping on the FAU bandwagon: “I went when (former FAU coach Charlie) Partridge was coaching! I always liked going out (to FAU). I’ve been going to FAU games for probably the last six years, have a good time … I just feel like it’s the best atmosphere for football.”

Campbell on predicting FAU’s success: “Everyone jumped on me last year when I said FAU is gonna win its conference, FAU is gonna win its bowl game. FAU has the best coaching staff of all the teams in the state of Florida.”

Campbell on the Hurricanes’ biggest need entering 2018: “One thing about me is that I call a spade a spade. I looked at Miami’s staff and I always say — and I’ll say it right now — we need an offensive coordinator. I love Miami.”

Miami had the fifth-best scoring offense in the ACC (29.1 points per game) and seventh-best total offense (403.4 yards per game) in 2017 under second-year offensive coordinator Thomas Brown. Miami averaged 34.3 points (6th) and 425.9 yards (8th) in 2016.

Campbell on former Florida State and current Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher: “I said Jimbo Fisher has lost a little bit of spunk and he lost some good guys off his staff. When you looked at Lane’s staff at the time with him and (former Owls offensive coordinator Kendal Briles) and (wide receivers coach and Miami Northwestern star Gary “Flea” Harrell), I mean he had some hot coaches over there. So to see (Kiffin) win like that, that was a no brainer (putting Kiffin over Fisher).”

Campbell on the importance of recruiting from Florida: “You can recruit the nation, but you’re in the backyard of that area. (FAU recruiting heavily in-state) is something that happened because (former FAU coach Carl Pelini, who was 5-15 in 20 games with the Owls before resigning in Oct. 2013 amid alleged drug use) was like, ‘OK, I ain’t getting no kids from Dade or Broward County. What he did, it was just a matter of time before he got sent out (of) the room.”

Campbell will continue to have plenty of takes on FAU and the Sunshine State’s other collegiate teams as the spring and summer go on. When FAU begins its spring camp on March 20, look for Campbell and Kiffin to talk shop both on the field and on Twitter.

Hurricanes superfan “Uncle Luke” Campbell praises Lane Kiffin, FAU, for second trip to Liberty City

Former rapper Luther Campbell, who at the time was a linebackers coach at Miami Central High, conducts practice in preparation for Miami Northwestern in state playoff game on Friday, November 26, 2010. (Miami Herald)

BOCA RATON — Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin is no stranger to contracts and agreements ending early, whether voluntarily (as seen in Tennessee) or with someone else making that decision (either on a tarmac or a projector).

There’s one deal Kiffin made after signing with the Owls in Dec. 2016, though it may not be notarized and signed, that the second-year FAU coach is sticking to in 2018: traveling to Liberty City for a football practice.

“I said (at the beginning), ‘listen, you ain’t gonna do it one time, we gotta do a two-year deal,” said Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell, the rapper-turned-high school coach and football icon. “Because so many people are not gonna believe that it’s happening and so many kids (are) gonna love that it’s happening! For it not to happen again at least one more time, it would be hard on the kids.”

Campbell and his local fans, many of whom know the hip-hop legend for his coaching rather than his days with the 2 Live Crew and raps feuds, will have another chance to see Kiffin’s Owls practice in Liberty City on Saturday, April 14. FAU will also visit Fort Lauderdale’s Carter Park on April 7.

In the weeks leading up to their historic 11-3 season last summer, FAU traveled to Charles Hadley Park on Aug. 5. — though Kiffin was not in attendance that day, instead attending the funeral of father-in-law and former Florida quarterback John Reeves. Campbell still wasted no time that day in praising Kiffin, calling him a “rock star” when many were still doubting how the former Raiders, Tennessee, and USC head coach would fare at Florida Atlantic.

“Last year, that was a freakin’ treat for the kids to be able to have a college team come into the heart of Liberty City,” Campbell told The Post by phone. “[Liberty City is] the mecca of football … I had guys who played NFL calling up, they couldn’t believe it. They were looking at it on Twitter, on social media, and they just couldn’t believe it. A college team was playing on the park where they grew up at!”

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, former All-Pro wide receiver Chad Johnson (or Ochocinco, depending on the day), and ex-Miami Hurricanes star Duke Johnson — now with the Cleveland Browns — were among those to get in touch with Campbell.

Former Hurricanes running back Clinton Portis was among the ex-NFL players to visit Kiffin and the Owls last year, a list which also included future Hall of Fame receiver Calvin Johnson and Pro Bowl quarterback Daunte Culpepper. Campbell and Culpepper were joined by Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake for the Owls’ Nov. 3 win over Marshall. Drake’s teammate and Dolphins offensive lineman Ja’Wuan James also tweeted his intentions to see the Owls practice this spring.

“We wanted to get out as much as we could,” Kiffin said last summer of the “road practices.” “It allows maybe some people who can’t get up here to come see us, whether it’s coaches, players or fans.”

Campbell added that the Owls coming to Liberty City again also provides examples of stability and hope for the younger fans, many of whom come from single-parent households.

“It’s a real tough area as far as dads leaving kids,” Campbell said. “When these kids get showed a lot of things, they get a lot of things taken from them. Just being able to say, ‘look. they’re gonna do this again next year,’ that’s a great thing.”

Campbell said that construction on Hadley Park’s football stadium, which was scheduled for this spring, has been pushed back to accommodate FAU’s arrival.

Times for the Owls’ practices this spring, including the visit to Hadley Park, have yet to officially be announced, but last year’s open scrimmage began at roughly 3 p.m. The Post obtained an email sent to students last month for a volunteer football job which said Tuesday and Thursday practices this spring would be held between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday practices are expected to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.