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EJ Hilliard to start at QB for FIU

FIU quarterback E.J. Hilliard prepares for the snap as during the team's camp opener at FIU Stadium on campus in Miami on Aug. 5, 2013.
FIU quarterback E.J. Hilliard prepares for the snap as during the team's camp opener at FIU Stadium on campus in Miami on Aug. 5, 2013.
C.W. Griffin / Miami Herald Staff

FIU coach Ron Turner announced Tuesday that sophomore EJ Hilliard would start at quarterback Saturday against East Carolina instead of redshirt junior Jake Medlock.

This is the first time Hilliard will start over Medlock when Medlock has been healthy.

Turner made sure to say he wasn’t laying blame on Medlock for the team’s 1-6 record this season, but that the entire team was responsible and he was just trying to give the team a spark.

Colimon out

Sophomore linebacker Davison Colimon will be away from the team for another game while he’s dealing with family issues in Palm Beach County.

Fifth-year senior linebacker Derrick Jones Jr. will start again. Senior linebacker Markeith Russell, who left last Saturday’s game on crutches, should be recovered in time for this Saturday, Turner said.

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