The FIU football team started a little before 8:30 a.m. on Monday morning for its first of three two-a-day practices. During the morning session, the guys worked on second and third downs. Towards the end of practice, the Panthers switched to working on the two-minute offense. I was allowed to watch the first 30 minutes before it was closed to the media.
TE Dudley LaPorte was in a walking boot on Monday after injuring his foot during Saturday's scrimmage. According to Cristobal, LaPorte is "day to day."
OL Kevin Van Kirk will have surgery to repair damage to his sprained knee. No word yet on how long he will be out.
DL Jason Fitch is dealing with a lower-leg injury and will need further evaluation by doctors.
RB Trenard Turner was still in a walking boot after injuring his ankle last week.
Monday's night session, which is closed to the media and the public, will be a special teams scrimmage, according to Cristobal. The guys will take part in 8 live kicks offs and kick-off returns, 8 punts and punt returns and other aspects of the special teams game.
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@The Point - You are a 100 percent correct sir. I got him confused with the Cleveland Indians' Matt LaPorta ( I admit I am a huge fantasy baseball nerd). Sorry Dudley, I'll make sure to change the a to an e.