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Pete Pelegrin
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Recently several former FIU athletes were featured in the news in their respective sports. Up in the Canadian Football League, former FIU receiver Greg Ellingson had the No. 4 play of the week in the CFL. Ellingson, an Ottawa Redblacks receiver, is having another good season in the CFL and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Last year FIU finished tied for fifth in the nation with 33 takeaways. That number was also fifth in FIU program history. The 2002 FIU inaugural team holds the program record with 40 takeaways. With most of their defense back the Panthers could challenge that record in 2015. Training camp... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU training camp is down to its final three days beginning Thursday. The Panthers have Sunday off before school starts Monday. Two weeks from tomorrow, FIU will kick off its 14th season of football in Orlando against Central Florida. Let's get you caught up with what's happened in camp lately.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Three weeks from today FIU will open the season at Central Florida. The Panthers continued camp Thursday with some shuffling along the offensive line. Redshirt freshman Kai Absheer has moved ahead on the depth chart and is now the first team right tackle. FIU offensive line coach Steve Shankweiler said... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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The last time FIU's leading rusher had a season-ending injury was in 2003 when Rashod Smith missed the final five games of that season with a broken foot. The following year Smith came back stronger and rushed for a then-program record 1,133 yards. FIU hopes it's déjà vu all over... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Alex Bostic wasn't sure where to go Monday evening. Bostic had been here before but now the building was new to him. During his time as an FIU linebacker (2003-06), Bostic roamed the old FIU fieldhouse and knew exactly where everything was. The locker room was in the middle, meeting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU will get its first day off from camp Tuesday morning. The Panthers will take Tuesdays as their off days from camp because of the season opener being on a Thursday, Sept. 3. The practice schedule might adjust once camp ends August 23 and school begins Aug. 24. As you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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One week into camp -- five practices to be exact including Sunday morning when FIU was in full pads for the first time this month -- we've gotten a glimpse of a more confident and productive Panther team. Of course that being said, the FIU offense and defense have only... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Friday's practice featured some of the better pass defense played in the early going of camp. Again the Panthers were in shorts and shells. FIU won't put on full pads until Sunday morning, but the Panthers secondary was active Friday morning. Safety Deonte Wilson, who is vying for one of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU's forte on offense last season was not long completions. However, Thursday morning the Panthers showed that could change this coming season. Before we get to the practice highlights, check out my story on center-turned-left guard Michael Montero and how he's doing filling in for injured Jordan Budwig. CLICK HERE.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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There was an optimistic buzz as FIU opened its 14th football season with training camp Wednesday morning. The Panthers are coming off a 4-8 season where they easily could have been 8-4 after FIU lost four games by three points or less. CLICK HERE to read my story on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU returns one of the top defensive lines in Conference USA in 2015. It's a veteran-laden unit that features two preseason All-Conference USA performers in defensive ends Michael Wakefield (above) and Denzell Perine plus playmakers on the interior in Imarjaye Albury, Darrian Dyson and Lars Koht. Wakefield and Perine (below)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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All four FIU defensive position groups have new coaches in 2015. Ron Cooper and Greg Moss are in charge of a talented Panthers secondary that accounted for the third most interceptions (14) last year in a season in FIU's 13-year history. The secondary picked off 13 of those 14 passes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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With FIU football training camp opening Wednesday morning, here is the first of three defensive previews today. Much like the FIU running backs, the team's linebackers are a solid, deep group. There is experience and plenty of playmakers among the linebackers. The linebackers have a new coach this season in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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With FIU football training camp opening Wednesday morning, here is the first of three defensive previews today. Much like the FIU running backs, the team's linebackers are a solid, deep group. There is experience and plenty of playmakers among the linebackers. The linebackers have a new coach this season in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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No. 3 is back returning kicks for FIU for another season and that immediately makes the Panthers special teams dangerous. Richard Leonard electrified the FIU punt return unit last season with the highest punt return average in FIU's 13 years of football. Leonard averaged 23.76 yards per punt return in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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New FIU running backs coach Tim Harris, Jr. inherits a loaded backfield as he begins his first season as a college coach. Harris, who coached some vaunted teams at Booker T. Washington High, will work with a variety of talented running backs. "These backs have tremendous potential," Harris said. "The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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The FIU receiving corps added some much needed depth in the off-season with the Panthers latest signing class. Going into the 2015 season FIU quarterback Alex McGough should have more targets to throw to among the receivers plus a talented returning tight ends group. With receiver Glenn Coleman (23 catches,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Unlike last season when he competed for playing time before taking over the starting job, FIU quarterback Alex McGough enters his sophomore season as the clear-cut starter. McGough eventually unseated former Panther E.J. Hilliard in 2014 to become the first FIU true freshman quarterback to start a game since Jamie... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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When fall camp opens August 5 FIU will feature a starting offensive line comprised of upperclassmen but with some of those linemen lacking game experience. The current offensive line depth chart has four juniors and a senior as the Panthers starting five. Left tackle Dieugot Joseph (No. 78 above right),... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Many of the leagues around baseball are at the halfway point of the season. Here's how former FIU baseball players are doing in pro baseball. The three players below with stars next to their names have been promoted this season by their respective Major League organization. **Jorge Marban (top right),... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU outfielder Jack Schaaf was named the MVP of the Valley League All-Star Game after going 2 for 4 with a two-run double. Schaaf is hitting .275 with a home run and 13 RBI so far this summer for the Staunton Braves in the Valley League. FIU right-hander Garrett Cave... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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PSAT It's time for the FIU midsummer classic, the FIU Football PSAT (Pelegrin Standard Achievement Test) where your FIU football knowledge is tested ranging from the start of the program in 2002 through the 2014 Panthers season. Depending on your FIU football knowledge and the speed in which you answer... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU's all-time rushing touchdown leader Darriet Perry is back home in Valdosta, Georgia coaching at his high school alma mater, Lowndes High. Perry was hired as the running backs coach, a position he knows plenty about after having rushed for 1,809 yards at FIU and a program record 27 touchdowns.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU first baseman Edwin Rios and closer Danny Dopico are the first two Panthers expected to be drafted in the Major League Baseball Draft today when the selections resume with the third round at 1 p.m. That's what several major league scouts that I spoke to during this past season... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at FIU Panthers Prowl