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Pete Pelegrin
Miami, FL
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We've reached the conclusion of our national signing day previews with a look at the FIU special teams, which will have to make up for the loss of its best kick returner and find a special teams coach as good as Shannon Moore, who was hired away by East Carolina.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at FIU Panthers Prowl
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If the defensive line was the position where FIU was hurt the most by graduation, then the defensive backs might be second with the losses of starting cornerbacks and cousins Richard Leonard and Jeremiah McKinnon. Sophomore Mark Bruno (above) might be the FIU cornerback returning with the most game experience.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Probably the most injury-racked unit on the FIU defense in 2015 were the linebackers. FIU had to play most of the season without two of its three starting linebackers, not named Anthony Wint. They are all healthy now and ready to contribute in 2016. Before we review and preview the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU's all-time leading receiver T.Y. Hilton was named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl on Monday night. Hilton is coming off a 2015 season for the Indianapolis Colts where he caught 69 passes for 1,124 yards and five touchdowns, playing most of the season without his starting quarterback Andrew Luck.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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The defensive line is one of the more important areas for FIU to address come signing day because of what the Panthers lost to graduation. Going into the 2015 season the Panthers had some pillars along the defensive line but now FIU has to fill holes with either the handful... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Outside of center Michael Montero, FIU had to play musical chairs with its offensive line last season due to injuries and trying to find the right combinations. The positive side of it was plenty of Panthers got game playing experience and nearly everyone is back in 2016. Before we review... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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The majority of FIU receivers, including Thomas Owens, return in 2016 but it should be very competitive for playing time come spring practice and into fall. Panthers tight end Jonnu Smith comes back for his senior season but both his backups have graduated leaving opportunities to be had. Before we... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Despite dealing with injuries throughout the offensive backfield in 2015, FIU managed to run for 1,319 yards with basically Alex Gardner carrying the load. Knock on wood, the Panthers hope that will change in 2016. Before we review and preview the running backs leading to National Signing Day, here is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU football has already signed four new Panthers before National Signing Day, February 3, when Dallas and Douglas Connell, Isaiah Hill and Newton Salisbury became the first four members of FIU's 2016 signing class. With four spots filled, the Panthers have 21 scholarships left to hand out on Feb. 3.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Tune into PantherVision at FIUSports.com on National Signing Day, February 3 for our 2016 FIU Panthers Signing Day Live! video streaming show. We will be on the air LIVE beginning at 7 a.m. until the final new FIU Panther signs. CLICK THE LINK ABOVE TO ACCESS 2016 FIU PANTHERS SIGNING... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU defensive back Richard Leonard has been invited to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson, Calif. on Jan. 23. The game will air on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. that night. Several ESPN networks will broadcast practices in the week leading up to the game. The game will provide... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU had another early signing to its 2016 signing class Tuesday when safety Isaiah Hill joined the Panthers. Hill, 6-0, 190-pounds, also played quarterback at Tallahassee's Florida High. However, with FIU's already deep at quarterback Hill likely would be patrolling the secondary. Hill also had offers from Appalachian State, Army,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU added to its offensive line today with the early signings of the Connell twin brothers from Jacksonville First Coast High. Dallas Connell (6-3, 283 pounds) and Douglas Connell (6-3, 290) are the first two signees of the Panthers 2016 signing class. Like FIU quarterback Christian Alexander did last year... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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The defending Conference USA baseball champions recently wrapped up fall ball with several matters to address before the 2016 season opens with a three-game series at Ole Miss. Among some of the areas FIU has to figure out before taking on the Rebels are: what the middle of its order... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Former FIU receiver Greg Ellingson caught a 93-yard game-winning touchdown pass from Henry Burris with 1:11 left in the CFL's Eastern Final on Sunday to send the Ottawa Redblacks to the Grey Cup. Ellingson, who played at FIU from 2007-10, had five receptions for 186 yards and the game-winning touchdown.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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It's quite simple on Saturday for FIU: win or stay home. The Panthers (5-6) have a chance to play in the third bowl game in FIU's 14-year history by defeating Western Kentucky (8-2) in the regular season finale at FIU Stadium. With the number of bowl tie-ins that Conference USA... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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This is it one last chance for FIU to become bowl-eligible and the Panthers will need to knock off a heavily-favored and the current top team in Conference USA. Western Kentucky comes to FIU on Saturday afternoon featuring Brandon Doughty, the top quarterback in CUSA, and an offense that averages... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Marshall (8-2) is aiming for a return to the Conference USA Championship Game. FIU (5-5) is looking to become bowl-eligible. The Panthers will catch a slight break as the Herd's top running back Devon Johnson is not expected to play Saturday due to injury. For more on Marshall here is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU's chances of going to a bowl game comes down to two games: Saturday at Marshall and the season finale against Western Kentucky in Miami. The Panthers will be visiting Huntington, West Virginia for the first time in the program's 13+year history and will have to deal with more than... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Saturday's game against FBS first-year program Charlotte is exactly what the doctor ordered for FIU coming off a tough loss in Don Shula Bowl XIV. The Panthers face a 49ers defense that has trouble defending the pass and a 49ers offense that has trouble throwing the ball. All of which... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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For the first time in the 13+ years of FIU football, the Panthers will play the Charlotte 49ers on Saturday at FIU Stadium. The 49ers actually had a football team from 1946 to 1948 before dropping the program. In 2013, 65 years later, Charlotte brought back its football program. This... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Outside of a few Don Shula Bowl games where either FIU or Florida Atlantic was in complete rebuilding mode, the Shula Bowl series has been a competitive one between the two South Florida football programs that began playing each other 14 years ago when FIU football played its first season.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU gets a chance to move one win closer to becoming bowl-eligible Saturday when it plays at Florida Atlantic in Don Shula Bowl XIV in Boca Raton. The Panthers destroyed the Owls, 38-10, last season and have won three of the last four Shula Bowls. FAU still leads the Shula... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU gets a chance to move one win closer to becoming bowl-eligible Saturday when it plays at Florida Atlantic in Don Shula Bowl XIV in Boca Raton. The Panthers destroyed the Owls, 38-10, last season and have won three of the last four Shula Bowls. FAU still leads the Shula... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Normally you wouldn't associate a trap game for a team with a 3-4 record when the opponent has a 3-3 record, but so is the case for FIU (3-4) when it hosts Old Dominion (3-3) on Saturday evening at home. According to the city of neon lights the Panthers are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl