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FAU's Chuck Lobe works to make Owls stronger, fulfill Charlie Partridge's vision

FAU's Chuck Lobe works to make Owls stronger, fulfill Charlie Partridge's vision

The man entrusted with helping strengthen Florida Atlantic's football team wakes up before sunrise. He spends his days in a modest weight room. He arrived at FAU three years ago with a mustache and a buzz cut. Now, he has a beard and long, black hair. Chuck Lobe, the team's strength and conditioning coach, is head coach Charlie Partridge's partner in building the Owls into winners, his top lieutenant in making them stronger. That was Partridge's biggest priority after his first season. No one in the program has spent more time with the players than Lobe has this summer. At 42, Lobe is intense, feisty and pure energy. However, he is more than the typical strength...

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