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Game 9: FIU vs. Middle Tennessee LIVE BLOG

MURFREESBORO, TENN. -- Good afternoon from Murfreesboro, Tennessee -- home of the MiddleFiuhelmet Tennessee Blue Raiders as your Panthers try for their second win in a row.

Not good news for FIU today, quarterback Paul McCall will sit out this game with a hyper-extended elbow. PMC tried to go in warmups, but couldn't. McCall tried to practice this week with the injury, but could not be 100 percent for today. He hurt the elbow while celebrating the game-tying touchdownMt last week against Louisiana.

Wayne Younger will start at QB with freshman Chris Schirripa serving as the backup and former QB-turned tight end Colt Anderson is the third quarterback.

Also, FIU might be without punter Carlos Munera, who sustained some back spasms in practice late this week. Munera has been punting during warm-ups. We'll have to wait and see when FIU has to punt whether it is Munera or Dustin Rivest. Can this season get any weirder?

Jgg Jackie has the pretty normal forecast for today's game: 76 degrees without a cloud in the sky. Another chamber of commerce day on the road for FIU. Now how about a chamber of commerce performance on the field.



****So that the question is not asked 500 times during the LIVE BLOG, here are your viewing & listening options for today's game: 

Blog BLOG: Right here.

Tv VIDEO: ESPN Game Plan and espn360.com

Radio RADIO: 790 AM until Panthers hockey begins, then the FIU game switches to 1080 AM -- both stations are the part-time homes of FIU Football.

A few reminders for all GPP LIVE BLOGS:

1) The size of the LIVE BLOG window is at its maximum, but the way the blog program works by making the window larger it takes away the scroll button. However, you can still view previous comments by using your arrow keys.

2) There are only 25 spots to be an unmoderated commentator which allows you to post comments without my approval.

If you are 1 of the first 25 to log-on AND I think you will contribute some worthwhile comments then I will go ahead and approve you as unmoderated commentator.

3) After the 25 spots are taken up, I then have to approve each comment from each reader. So if your comment takes a minute or so to show up it's because I'm busy either writing down the previous play for my game notes, working on the FIU/MT notebook for Sunday's paper or posting on the blog at the moment. At that time, I am not able to publish what you posted, but I will eventually get to it.

Let's go blogging....


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