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.
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.