Tidbits from today, with my Gatorade carried by my able assistant, Natalya...
Freshman Alex McGough will start again at quarterback against Louisville. Asked if junior EJ Hilliard would make another relief appearance, FIU coach Ron Turner said, “He could. We’ll see how it goes.”
I felt I'd just heard a football coach version of, "I feel full after the risotto."
Junior linebacker Davison Colimon will be a captain this week. "He went from really deep in the doghouse to captain. Hopefully, he can sustain it," Turner said. "Zero accountability. Like a lot of guys here last year."
Defensive end Denzell Perine ranks 12th nationally in sacks, 21st in tackles for loss. Richard Leonard's still ninth in both punt return average and combined kick returns. The defense ranks 16th in total defense, seventh in pass defense. That's the product of a good secondary, strong pass rush and opponents who think pass is what you do after the extra greasy burritos.
When you're a punter, are 91st out of the 92 punters ranked by the NCAA statistics, have dropped one game-winning field goal snap and turned a grass-hugging punt snap into a safety, you might need a strog GPA to save your spot. Study, Chris Ayers, study.
The CrossFit people want you to know that RAID Games VI, while calling its FIU Arena floor-destroying weekend competition a CrossFit competition, had no legal right to call itself a CrossFit competition. CrossFit, like Xerox and Kleenex, is the proper name of a company.