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Pete Pelegrin
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FIU opens its 13th season of football against Bethune-Cookman at FIU Stadium on Saturday at 7:04 p.m. Coming off a 1-11 season the Panthers would like to get off to a quick start against the Wildcats, who won last year's meeting at FIU 34-13. Before we get to the 5... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at FIU Panthers Prowl
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One way you know it's football season around this blog is when opposing team beat writers drop by to talk about the game. Brent Woronoff of the Daytona Beach News Journal is the beat writer for Bethune-Cookman and provides us here with some in-depth knowledge of the Wildcats. Here's 5... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Later this week you can catch the first installment of FIU Football Weekly on FIUSports.com. On FIU Football Weekly, I'll interview coach Ron Turner each week, plus either Panther players or assistant coaches as we review the previous week's game and preview the upcoming game. For the first show along... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Not too many surprises on the first FIU depth chart of the season. However there are some Panthers that climbed the depth chart with their work in spring ball and in the recently completed camp. As you know E.J. Hilliard is the starting quarterback but coach Ron Turner said on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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In the last blog I let you know about the offensive players I think will either start or see regular playing time. I expect to have an official depth chart either Saturday or Monday to pass along but before then here is a look at the defensive players I think... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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About 10 days ago I gave you my best guess depth chart on this blog. FIU has two more practices (Friday practice and Saturday scrimmage) before the Panthers break camp and get into Bethune-Cookman week. The official depth chart is expected to be out in the next few days but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Wednesday marked the final two-a-day practices of FIU camp as the Panthers are 10 days away from the season opener against Bethune-Cookman. As usual it was another scorcher of a practice at FIU Stadium and Wednesday morning's practice was just as heated. The Panthers probably hit each other as hard... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Several of you good people that attended the spring game and more recently were present at the season ticket holders event last week noticed that the FIU football team seems bigger and more physical. FIU football strength and conditioning coach Chad Smith agrees with your assessment but he also believes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU was back at it Monday morning for the penultimate of its two-a-day practices. One thing that has caught my attention this camp is the potential of the Panthers tight end position. It seems that several Panthers tight ends could be significant contributors to the passing game this season. A... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Last season FIU had a tough time converting third downs. The Panthers made 39 of 173 third downs (23%) in 2013. In Saturday's scrimmage the FIU offense appeared to have made strides converting third downs, especially in short-yardage situations. On the first possession the offense faced a 3rd and 2... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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I had the chance to catch up with linebackers coach Rob Harley after Friday's practice to talk about his position group. You can click the link above for the full interview as well as an interview with freshman receiver Dennis Turner, whose voice kind of sounds like former FIU basketball... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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In some parts of the world Thursday is usually the throwback day. For the FIU offense Thursday morning was throw deep day. Panthers quarterbacks practiced airing it out this morning and on several occasions they made long distance connections. Freshman quarterback Alex McGough and receiver T.J. Lowder hooked up for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Between playing on several FIU special teams last season and defense, Randy Harvey played the most snaps of any Panther in 2013. Before Harvey got to FIU he had only played defense while in high school in Oakland, California and at Santa Rosa junior college. Harvey said he would be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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In red zone drills defenses can have an advantage in that they have to defend a smaller portion of the field, usually 20 to 25 yards. And when offenses run the ball in the red zone the job of defending can be easier for a defense. Thus the play of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Usually defenses are ahead of offenses early on in camps throughout football. That was the case Monday morning as FIU conducted the first of its five two-a-day practices over the next two weeks. Near the conclusion of practice the Panthers worked on the two-minute drill. The game scenario was that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
check out the interview with OL coach Steve Shankweiler on fiusports.com
probably one of the fastest on the team
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The first week of FIU camp is in the books after Saturday's practice under a scorching sun. I'll get to Saturday's highlights later on this post but first here are five observations from the first week of practice. 1. The secondary might be the strongest part of the defense and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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One thing that seems apparent after five practices into camp is that FIU is operating more efficiently both on offense and defense. Whether that translates to more W's in 2014 remains to be seen, but this team appears to be more comfortable running its offense and defense. Players know what... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Former FIU defensive back Sam Miller recently had a tryout with the Buffalo Bills. After the tryout the Bills liked what they saw and offered Miller a contract that he will sign on Saturday in New York. Miller will join eight other FIU football players currently in the NFL: Antwan... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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There was some aggressive defense on display by FIU in Thursday morning's practice as the Panthers near the end of the first week of camp. The defense got a few interceptions due in part to more quarterback pressure. Defensive end Wonderful Monds got into the offensive backfield on a few... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU put on the shoulder pads for the first time in camp on Wednesday morning. Early on the pads did not come into play because receiver Dominique Rhymes was using his 6-4 height to soar above defensive backs. Rhymes might have had the catch of the day when he vaulted... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl
Samuel has run well but he has yet to break a long run. Physical runner
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2014 on Tuesday at FIU Training Camp at FIU Panthers Prowl
Probably later on in camp I'll have something like that.
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2014 on FIU Football Uniform Updates at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU football is turning back the clock -- if you can say that about a 12-year old program. The Panthers are going back to wearing gold pants as part of their uniform scheme. FIU will still have white pants and blue pants available to wear with its blue jerseys and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at FIU Panthers Prowl