FIU has a new special teams coach, Apollo Wright from Villanova.
Wright was the running backs coach for five years with the Wildcats before taking over the special teams last season. Speaking with Villanova coach Andy Talley this afternoon, he said Wright was instrumental in developing Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro running back Brian Westbrook (a Villanova alum).
Wright also was a strong recruiter of Alabama and Florida for the Wildcats and as we know the theme of the new sports administration at FIU is all about "recruiting".
Mario is huge on special teams and you can bet this year's special teams will be a whole lot better than 2006.