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Monday practice report

Hey everyone, Monday practice was delayed for about 30 minutes due to a nasty thunderstorm that sent  the players running for cover under the bleachers. Practice was open to the media for the first 30 minutes.

Quick notes

DL Jordan White was practicing for the first time this season.

TEs Dudley LaPorte and Jonathan Faucher both practiced but were still in the orange jerseys.

LB Pooh Bear was also in the orange. 

OG Austin Tottle was back practicing.

QB Jacob Witt, who will have to miss this season because he transferred in from another school, was practicing with the defensive backs. "Since he can't throw the ball for us this year we might as well see what kind of athletic ability he has," Cristobal said. Witt will be part of the scout team this season and rejoin the team in the spring. 

Coach06 fiu spts da Coach Cristobal (left)

On today's practice

"Today was about getting back to business. We got our legs back a little bit. We focused on third down and some red-zone stuff. Try to cover all situations of the game. Really covering little things you don't think about like punting after a safety."

On having to wait two more weeks to play Rutgers

"I think we all do. You get a little bit jealous, you're going to turn on the TV this Saturday and there are going to be a lot of people playing and we're not going to be one of them. At the same time, you take to take it as a blessing. It gives a couple of guys more time to heal up and be a 100 percent."

On Pooh Bear

"He did some practice today. He did 7 on 7s, we kept him away from contact. This was his fist shot, he looked alright, he looked OK. Again, we are going to see how he response to the first semi-live work he gets. It can go either way. When it's an injury that serious we are going to take our time and make sure it's healed." 

Response to comments

Q. J.White, was he on live contact drills? or situational meetings? with First Team? or second unit? how did he look in that short time.... I have big hopes for him to be our big brick wall in the middle... like Ted Washington/Bowens...take two blockers and allow the LB's...chiaPanther

A. To be honest I really didn't get a chance to see White in any game situations. What I can tell you is that he is a really really really big dude. I'm about 6-2, 220 and this guy made me look tiny next to him. He definitely has the size to be a big contributor on defense. It was only his first practice so it's going to take him a few days to get fully up to game speed.

Q. Is the herald going to do a season preview edition like in the past? Did it come out already? I sure hope FIU is not short changed like in the past with like just two articles under the state college edition where a bigger coverage is assigned to university of gainsville, et al....FIU0406

A. Special football sections come out in Thursday's newspaper.


Justin Azpiazu

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Justin,

Thanks for the heads up... J.White, was he on live contact drills? or situational meetings? with First Team? or second unit? how did he look in that short time.... I have big hopes for him to be our big brick wall in the middle... like Ted Washington/Bowens...take two blockers and allow the LB's to kill.

Nice report, thanks Justin.

Sorry but I've seen Cuban newspapers disseminate more information than what's done on these blogs. You're getting a lot of pats on the back right now Justin, chalk that up to a general reconciliatory tone coming from most posters to try to move forward with the Herald, but ultimately these blog postings need to butch up if you're going to comPete...pun intended.

FIUer, don't compare justin to Pete. Pete was great and justin is doing his job to. He may not have a whole essay but he post here pretty offen. I played for FIU and can tell you that we are thankful for any coverage, though more would not hurt wink, wink.

O'darris do the players read the.blogs.... just wondering

I was just wondering the same ... if they do....


BEAT RUTGERS GET MEAN GET MAD, BEAT THEM !!!!!!!

thanks of the work Justin keep it coming

FUI(los)er is a true dirt bag...nothing will make him happy his misery comes from within...

China, what would make me very happy is (1) the roof of the Landon Fieldhouse, (2) you on it, (3) in rapid freefall. I won't even think about the Herald's coverage all day if you do that.

Meet me there..show me how tuff u are

The view from the bottom would be much more enjoyable. And how much time did you save by typing "tuff" instead of "tough" anyway? One letter. Is it just to make you feel cul? Be an internet tuff guy?

thanks for the report.

Huh? what's up with the attacks... Keep it civil...I hear you FIUer, but you might of read the first version which was only three sentences and as you can see Justin's added to the blog like he said he would.

China, what's up with the hostility none directed anything at you. So FIUer has a quick trigger and still bitter...

We all need to move on... The Herald is updating more frequently than Pete and has beat Pete on some stuff like Dasher...

When we conbine all the Blogs, Herald, Fiusm, Fiugoldenpanther.com, etc... we've got almost everything we could have asked for...

SO CHILL OUT and enjoy the info flowing it's all there...

O'darris D'haiti don't stay gone too long man...you've got great info to share too.

Take it easy girls.

Thanks for the 411 Justin.

Do the players read the blogs? Ha, what a laugh. To be at the level these guys play at you have to be a huge egomaniac. These blogs (i.e. recognition) are the reason they play the game...as O.D. says, the more coverage the better.

Can you someone provide the address to Pete's blog?
Thank you!

www.fiusports.com

Panther Prowl (click it)

thanks for the info justin. any word on if Laporte will be ready for the season?

fiusports.typepad.com/the-prowl

Enjoy.

Also, Justin totally outed himself as a fatty. :)

Want to see something...

http://www.miamiherald.com/

Hahaa! Wow. Thats very cute.

The Miami Herald's blocked us from direct linking to Pete's blog. Very, very cute guys.

Journalistic integrity gone down the drain.

alt, type in http://www. before the rest of the address

Some of you guys are grasping at straws. It came out that Pete was a fan, not a journalist, so he's writing as a fan for FIUSports.com, the official school site. I can't imagine they are paying him too much money. Maybe a press pass and a meal at every home game.

"I can't imagine they are paying him too much money."

who knows I wouldn't be surprised if he gets paid decently either.


The fact that you use journalistic integrity after years of following Pete's blog is hysterical.

Justin,

Is the herald going to do a season preview edition like in the past? Did it come out already? I sure hope FIU is not short changed like in the past with like just two articles under the state college edition where a bigger coverage is assigned to university of gainsville, et al.

Thanks,

This blog is garbage!!!

If it follows mouses, if it meows like a cat, if it's always followed and disliked by dogs, then...it must be a cat...LOL.

Thanks for letting me know to include www before the address. I suspected that the Herald blocked Petes blog address not only because it didnt link when I posted it, but the poster above me also tried a direct link and it didnt work. In any case, now I know everythings good.

Also, we dont know the extent of Petes position with FIU. He's there because he wanted to be there. He couldve easily said "no thank you" and walked away. The fact that he's there reflects his loyalty and devotion to FIU and its sports programs. The amount he's being paid is irrelevant. If you enjoy doing something, you'll do it regardless of the pay. So whether he's being paid in peaches or a six figure salary means nothing. Of course, It would be nice to know that Pete's doing ok from a financial standpoint.

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