No, FIU did not change the logo again, but here's an update to the new Golden Panthers logo.
The first draft I saw of the logo on the football helmets were with the FIU block letters in dark blue with gold and white trims. That was a rough draft. Very rough.
The entire logo (blocks letters and new Golden Panther) fits on the side of the helmet. Whether that's the final decision remains to be seen.
The Turtle will stop by on the next post for a talk with the GPP.
SouthPaw: Like you I too wondered about blue letters on blue helmets, but FIU got that squared away.
FIUrulez: The Sun Belt Conference does not have any rule on musical instruments at games, unlike the SEC.
CJ: I'll get your question to MC when we do the Q & A.
FIUBlueandGold: TT wants to wait until after the College World Series to see what assistant coaches are available around college baseball for the pitching coach job. I'll have an interview with TT on the GPP soon.
Miri: The new FIU merchandise should come out later this summer in time before the new stadium opens. Maybe, you'll root for Larry Wayne Jones later this summer when he's tries to become the first .400 hitter since Ted Williams (.406) in 1941. He's currently at .420.
FIUJM: Ryan Mollica was only a junior last season so he will be back for his senior season at FIU in 2009. Another year of hitting over .400 and over .500 in conference play will get him drafted.
FIUFan: The change in the Golden Panther logo was to usher in a new era of FIU athletics and the university wanted to consolidate the 50-plus logos into 1 by going with FIU in block letters. President Maidique said the new aggressive Golden Panther was re-drawn to reflect the aggressive nature of FIU. At least the Golden Panther is on the prowl. Unlike the bird from the other school you mentioned. Like you said that bird is going to need something to clean his foot with, because he's about to step in it.
Clawing Cancer: Seriously, I think we could excuse Jessica Simpson if she had a pimple on her face....Come on!
waveonshore, AxlRoseLovesWRGP, FIU Civil Eng. & EddieM : Welcome all to the GPP.
waveonshore: Glad to hear Justin Leith is headed to FIU. The Golden Panthers had just one lefty pitcher last season and could use many more.
AxlRoseLovesWRGP: I know you're a big fan of FIU. But one question, did you ever find that Axl Rose statue on the FIU campus?
FIUrulez requested it and since the new FIU helmets have not been made yet, let's hear what you think....