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November 17, 2013

We Are...Heavily Favored; Volleyball Senior Night

Marshall has scored over 60 points once, over 50 another three times, 49 in another game and 45 last week against Tulsa. The offensive line coach, Alex Mirabal, and the offensive coordinator, Bill Legg, left FIU without the warmest of feelings for the school.

Can't wait to see what the over/under will be on the 6 p.m. Fox College Sports game, FIU's last home game of the season. The opening line is Marshall by 33.


Senior Night saw FIU sweep North Texas 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-22) behind 14 kills by junior Martyna Gluchowicz and 13 by sophomore Lucia Castro. FIU ends the regular season 12-16, 6-8 in Conference USA.

The volleyball team plays Middle Tennessee State Thursday in the Conference USA tournament. Middle swept FIU during the regular season and hasn't lost to the Panthers since 2010.


Former FIU defensive end Tourek Williams started for San Diego agian and made the game's first tackle against the Dolphins, a long walk from where Williams' high school alma mater, Norland.

This wasn't in the e-book about the 2012 season.

Former FIU starting linebacker Winston Fraser had an interesting run of Tweets on Nov. 7:

"I remember hitting a doobie every morning jus to eat and get right before I hit the field." 

"Regardless of how much I used to blaze...I still understood the defensive playbook better than anyone...even some of the coaches."

"I (past tense of expletive misspelled) up my senior tryna be a leader and (guano). Killing myself to try to help the next (racial slur masquerading as term of endearment)."

"I shoulda just focused on me and made my plays like when I was ballin my junior year."



Basketball up, football down...and out?

The men's basketball team took out Texas Southern 70-68 at the U.S. Centuray Bank and Cabana Coliseum Saturday night to go to 4-2. Stetson's in Monday at 6 p.m. Hearing this third hand, but if an athletic department employee brings seven guests, they get complimentary tickets and a day off. No word on whether they'll get to spend a game in a cabana.

Meanwhile, up on the Tex-Mex border, the football team was getting rolled 33-10 by UTEP, which had lost its previous three games 143-21. Perhaps the less said about this, the better.

So, if Ron Turner was to escape to the NFL, where would he go? He's a West Coast offense guy, but one who likes to work behind the kind of power running game no longer in vogue around the NFL. If you don't have a dynamic offense -- and none of Turner's NFL offenses could be called that -- you better have a defense that truly sits on teams (Seattle, Carolina). Also, the quarterbacks he coached in his last two NFL stops (Indianapolis in 2011 and Tampa Bay in 2012) didn't evolve so well.

Would Norv, offensive coordinator in Cleveland, help a brotha out?

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