Gator Rebhan, who was named the fourth head softball coach in FIU history on Aug. 1, 2014, declined to give reasons why he and FIU “agreed to part ways” but did add that “all 26 of the girls on the team support me.”
But, since enrolling at FIU in January and working with his new school’s strength-and-conditioning staff, Sterling Palmer is now up to 235 pounds. His three-repetition bench press went from 200 pounds to 240.
Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin dipped into the middle school ranks to offer a scholarship to Cole Leinart, the son of former Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart. Kiffin coached Leinart with the USC Trojans.
FIU quarterback James Morgan directed a late fourth-quarter drive, culminated by a 23-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Worton. And safety Olin Cushion’s interception in the end zone with 34 seconds remaining secured FIU’s victory.
If the Florida International University Panthers football team were to win its home game Saturday night against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, they would be the only team undefeated in league play in Conference USA’s East Division.
Florida Gators coach Dan Mullen, Florida State Seminoles coach Willie Taggart and Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt are among the 25 highest paid coaches in college football, according to a USA Today database.
Maurice Alexander, who was a dual-threat quarterback at Miami’s Booker T. Washington, switched to wide receiver after this year’s spring practices had ended, and he is now FIU’s second-leading pass-catcher.
Edwin Freeman, a graduate transfer from the Texas Longhorns who is now a starting outside linebacker for FIU, was home in Arlington, Texas, this past January when his football career suddenly changed directions because of an injury.