Quarterback Jake Medlock was back practicing with the first team Tuesday. When I talked to him for the story that'll run in tomorrow's print Herald and later today online, he said it was his second concussion overall and first since high school.
Freshman running back Alfonso Randolph was on crutches with a sprained knee. Sophomore wide receiver DeAndre Jasper worked some at running back.
Not at practice were cornerbacks and cousins Richard Leonard and Jeremiah McKinnon. Though Leonard's ineligible for the season, he still practices with the team. FIU coach Ron Turner said both were suspended for violating team rules and didn't give a timetable on their reinstatement.
Medlock and senior defensive tackle Greg Hickman both said the team leaders encouraged a looser, more fun, trash-talking approach to practice over the last two weeks. Medlock thought it paid off with one of the best practices of the year today.
The line on Saturday's game moved up to Southern Miss by 17.