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Monday FIU Football Odds and Ends

  • FIU returned to the practice field Monday to finalize preparation for Sunday's Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. While the majority of Monday's session was dedicated to Toledo, there was time for a little fun late in the workout. Thanks to the 15 extra practices afforded to FIU as a bowl team, the Panthers held their second Scout Bowl of the fall - with the result the same as first time around. The defense bested the offense, making stops and third-and-fourth-and-1.
  • Tony Egues, FIU's director of football operations, plans to leave the team after one season with the Golden Panthers. Egues has given the team his notice, but will remain in place through FIU's appearance in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Before joining the Panthers, Egues had spent 19 seasons in the Miami Dolphins' equipment and operations departments.
  • FIU will leave for Detroit on a chartered flight Thursday morning, and waste no time getting acclimated to Ford Field. The Panthers have a 2 p.m. press conference at the stadium, followed by practice.

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