Not exactly a bad way to start a college coaching career going against the one of the all-time winningest coaches. Just 156 days before Joe Pa greets Mario in Happy Valley.
The 2007 schedule is out and it's another mountain for the Golden Panthers to climb.
Home (in Orange Bowl) against Maryland, Troy, Cajuns, FAU and North Texas.....Away at PSU, in OB for um, at Kansas, at Middle Tennessee, at Monroe, at Pig Sooey, at Arkansas State.
With four straight out-of-conference games to start (PSU, Mary, um, Kansas) we should learn fairly quickly how far the 2007 Golden Panthers have to go.
One thing is for sure after seeing the type of practice (Tuesday) that is going to be run this season, FIU will be prepared and won't be outworked.
Is all the talent there yet? Probably not. But a couple more recruiting classes like last month's and things should start turning around.
There's no sense in making any predicitions on the number of wins this season, especially without seeing the entire team practice yet or seeing who will be playing where.