Wright left off
An official roster handed out Saturday didn’t include senior wide receiver Willis Wright, FIU’s first four-star recruit on offense who would have been FIU’s leading returning receiver. Wright hasn’t practiced with the team through fall practice because of academic issues.
Junior defensive end Giovani Francois missed practice the past several days with an injury. FIU coach Ron Turner didn’t specify what the injury was, but he did say it would keep Francois out of Saturday’s opener against Maryland. Redshirt sophomore Denzell Perine likely will start in place of Francois.
Keeping a routine
The second half of Saturday’s final practice of fall camp mimed a condensed game from pregame warmup, kickoff, plays and a properly executed kneel down. Offense, defense and special teams moved against air. Overall, an appropriate practice for perhaps the youngest team in Division I, filled with freshmen and playing for a new coaching staff.