FIU football opens fall practice

  • Wide receiver Dudley LaPorte has his jersey pulled by a defender after catching a pass during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Head coach Mario Cristobal makes a point to wide receiver Jacob Younger during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Head coach Mario Cristobal leads his team after practice during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Running back Darriet Perry waits for a ball from a machine in drills during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Linebacker "Pooh Bear" Mars is shown during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Safety Ashlyn Parker runs away from a block in cover drills during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Wide receiver Elliot Dix cradles the ball after a catch during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Wide receiver Jason Frierson has a ball knocked out of his grasp by Antwon Bell during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Linebacker Larvez"Pooh Bear" Mars is shown in drills during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton catches a pass in drills during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Wide receiver Wayne Times makes a one-handed catch in drills during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Quarterback Wesley Carroll throws a pass in drills during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Defensive tackle Jonas Murrell participates in drills during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Quarterback Paul McCall throws a pass during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Tight end Dudley LaPorte makes a catch during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Linebacker Larvez "Pooh Bear" Mars is shown during drills during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • The whole team gathers together during practice during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Head coach Mario Cristobal watches his team run 100 yard wind sprints at the end of practice during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Head coach Mario Cristobal watches as his team does 100 wind sprints at the end of workouts on the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Running back Darriet Perry breaks free in offensive drills during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Head coach Mario Cristobal makes a point with quarterback Dudley LaPorte during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Defensive tackle Jonas Murrell is shown during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • The whole team stretches in the middle of practice on the field during the first day of FIU football practice at FIU Stadium in Miami on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO