About the right shoulder of FIU's rushing leader...
Me: What's the Alex Gardner report?
FIU football coach Ron Turner: "Um...(three-second pause)...Don't know. It might be a couple of weeks, we don't know. So, we'll wait and see how it comes along. I'd say he's very doubtful for the next one (Nov. 1 home game against Rice) but you never know."
Me: He's not for the season, is he?
Turner: "I hope not. I mean, you never know on these things. We'll look at it later this week and see, get a feel. I don't think so. But you never know. It's a possibility."
Not exactly saying the only pads Gardner will be using from now until the spring are iPads. But coaches tend toward this kind of uncertainty when they know something's bad or very likely to be bad. As I wrote yesterday, I can't see them risking Gardner against Rice.
FIU will practice again Wednesday, then get Thursday, Friday and Saturday off.
I'll be writing on defensive tackle Imarjaye Albury later this week.