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Hump Day humpin' to please

A few things from Wednesday morning's football practice:

Quarterback Jake Medlock has done the quick kick out of the shotgun formation in games. Wednesday, he punted out of a normal punt formation. FIU head coach Ron Turner said Medlock is definitely in competition for that job and might very well be the punter come fall, although redshirt freshman Chris Ayers has improved lately.

Medlock got picked off by junior cornerback Richard Leonard during one-on-one drills. But the star fo the day was redshirt sophomore wide receiver Dominique Rhymes, who beat Leonard on one bomb and caught another 30-yarder as well as made some nice mid-range catches.

DeAndre Jasper Tweeted last week the coaches had talked to him about playing cornerback and he wasn't into it. I'm hearing he might be transferring to Appalacian State, where former wide receivers coach Frank Ponce landed.

Another sophomore, Adrian Jenkins, made the switch from wide receiver to defensive back. Turner said Jenkins, who is now at strong safety, suggested the change himself. 

Turner said the on-field activity at next Saturday's PantherFest, which will include a select-a-seat and meet-and-greet with some players, will be a scrimmage more than an spring game. With only 15 practices and coming in brand new, they need to use every session they can for practice.

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