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FIU coach Ron Turner: Benching of CB Jeremiah McKinnon performance based

 
 
Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown (16) runs for yardage as Florida International cornerback Jeremiah McKinnon (31) gives chase in the first half of their game at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md. on Aug. 31, 2013. Maryland defeated FIU, 43-10.
Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown (16) runs for yardage as Florida International cornerback Jeremiah McKinnon (31) gives chase in the first half of their game at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md. on Aug. 31, 2013. Maryland defeated FIU, 43-10.
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By David J. Neal dneal@MiamiHerald.com

FIU coach Ron Turner said last week’s benching of sophomore cornerback Jeremiah McKinnon, who started the first game against Maryland, was entirely performance based and had nothing to do with discipline.

Porter update

Walk-on redshirt sophomore wide receiver Fred Porter took reps with the first team Tuesday, but Turner said Porter had an average practice and needed to show more to remain on the first team the rest of the week.

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