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Not-So-Great Expectations

A year ago, FIU prepared for the football season as the consensus Sun Belt favorite. That won't be a problem this year.

I haven't seen Phil Steele's exhaustive analysis. But, I doubt it's that far off this consensus:

USA Today: 118th in the nation, one ahead of fellow Conference USA team Texas-San Antonio, but last in C-USA East.

Lindy's: 119th overall, again, one ahead of Texas-San Antonio. But Lindy's credibility takes a hit. In one article, Lindy's didn't list T.Y. Hilton among the state of Florida players taken in the 2012 draft and, in another, said FIU fired Mario Cristobal and hired Butch Davis. Both were by the same writer.

Athlon: 118th overall, 2-10, 1-7 in C-USA, last in the East.

The Sporting News: Last in the East, 13th of 14 in recruiting.


Tampa Bay Tech linebacker Fred Russ verbally committed to FIU Wednesday. He's rated at two stars by Rivals, not rated by Scout, 24/7Sports or ESPN.






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Well, as we might have pointed out last year when prospects were so bright, the game is played on the field and not on the page or in the ether. I'm sorry, what was the prediction for Richard Pitino's 2012 team, again?

Im actually predicting a 3-9 season. Don't know where or when we will get the three wins but I think they can upset a few teams along the way. Regardless its a long way from a .500 team or a C-USA bowl team. Lets just hope the new play calling will be the ONE positive change we have going for our self.

Go Panthers!

3-9 would be fine, but I am with Gooch: as long as it looks like we know what we are supposed to do when it is 3rd and an inch, etc., it will be a better year.

I just hope they win one game. What is the difference betweem 3-9 and 1-11, both records are records of loosers. Wow, what happened?

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