TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- No more waiting for the kickoff to the 2009 FIU football season. Welcome to Bryant-Denny Stadium. Your Panthers will be playing in front of their second largest crowd ever after opening the season at Penn State in front of 107,678 in 2007.
There is a sea of crimson of 92,138 Bamans here to greet your Panthers. A couple of pre-game notes for you, tight end Dudley LaPorte did not make the trip, because he is awaiting full clearance from the NCAA. The NCAA informed FIU on Friday that DL was not completely cleared to play.
CNN's Rick Sanchez (former Channel 7 news guy) is here doing a special report on FIU football that will air in the near future on his CNN midday show. As soon as I know the date, will let you know.
We're about 20 minutes from kickoff. Let's go live blogging....