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FIU Panthers’ Jonnu Smith, Cory White get first-team reps

First-team reps

The Panthers moved practice back inside FIU Stadium on Wednesday morning. Freshman tight end Jonnu Smith of Ocala West Port and University of Miami transfer Cory White got first-team reps Wednesday. Smith caught a touchdown pass during red-zone drills. Smith’s pal and fellow West Port alumnus, freshman running back Alfonso Randolph, has been in the second-team mix. On the field but rarely involved in team drills: redshirt junior running back Jakhari Gore.

Nice pass

Perhaps the prettiest throw of the day came from sophomore quarterback E.J. Hilliard, who with 6-8 Paul Crawford coming at him with arms raised got the ball over Crawford and 20 yards down the opposite side of the field for senior Glenn Coleman to make a leaping sideline grab in front of cornerback Jeremiah McKinnon.

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