The following is FIUrulez's guest blog. . . .
The season, the streak and the Orange Bowl have all come to an end.
Our team was left in shambles in 2006 but Saturday proved this team has the potential for greatness. The thorough lambasting that our Golden Panthers dealt out was awe-inspiring. Now we look towards the future, where baths will be common place like in the above picture.
Every day our stadium continues to grow just like our football team. Right now our coaches are combing the gridiron desperately trying to fill the ranks with the best talent. With the great talent that will come and fans like us, FIU’s new stadium will be rocking for years to come.
Will Paul McCall be leading this team next year? Only time will tell. If we were to base our decision on Saturday, we might as well start building his statue outside of the stadium. I was not only impressed with the way he played on Saturday, but also with his patience. Shelved all season, he came out and won the first game he started. Some will wonder what would have occurred had McCall started earlier in the season. I will not. It is inconsequential. Our program was 1-11 but that one was so sweet, gratifying, wonderful and any other synonym for kick ass!
I want to thank, and congratulate the entire coaching staff for putting forth all their effort and ending that streak. Right now, being an FIU coach is tough. I also want to thank all the players, especially the seniors. They gave their all every game no matter what. Lastly, we FIU fans have to pat each other on the back. We are patient folk and take nothing for granted. All we wanted this year was a win and we got it. Most of all, thanks Pete. What would Golden Panther Nation be without our fearless leader?!