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Spring football

   With just a little more than five months before the 2007 season opener at Penn State, coach Mario Cristobal will get his first chance this spring to see what kind of players were left over by former FIU coach Don Strock.

   It should be an interesting two and a half weeks of spring practice as there will be plenty of competition for starting jobs before Cristobal's heralded first recruiting class steps foot on FIU in August.

   From what I understand starting jobs will be up for grabs at almost all positions. Just because a player may be an upperclassman won't secure a starting job. Remember this is a new coaching staff and they are going to go with who they feel will give them the best chance to win.

   I want to thank coach Cristobal for not making the first spring practice at dawn like the previous five spring openers.

   3:30 in the afternoon sounds a lot better than 6 a.m.

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We are ready for some football! It's a brand new FIU!

I am so excited about our offense next season. Our offense sounds exciting to watch. I am curious about our kicker next season. After losing so many games due to missed extra points or field goals it is really important we either sign a good kicker or look into another option. I know Fraites is a talented kicker, so he might be an option. GO FIU!!!!

I dont think we need to worry about the kicking situation. The biggest problem last year with the kicking game was the redshirt senior Chris Patullo. He missed the first 2 extra points, one at middle tennessee which resulted in a 7-6 loss and then the very next game missed another extra point and field goal vs. USF which resulted in another one point loss 20-21. Rivest took over after that and did very well the rest of the season. Yes, he messed up at North Texas, but when he has to kick a field goal every overtime because the offense doesnt know how to score, who do you really point fingers at. Plus, most of his missed kicks were blocked, Offensive Line problems??? Rivest is young and has the potential to be a great attribute to the team. Look at the stats before you post your comments, I think he had the most points on the team also.....

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