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FIU Panthers coach Ron Turner lauds several players

FIU offensive tackle Edens Sineace holds his helmet during a victory against N.C. Central on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at Ocean Bank Field at FIU Stadium in Miami.
FIU offensive tackle Edens Sineace holds his helmet during a victory against N.C. Central on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at Ocean Bank Field at FIU Stadium in Miami. Miami Herald

Thumbnail analysis from coach Ron Turner of a few of the Panthers who saw more playing time than usual in Saturday’s 39-14 win over North Carolina Central:

Redshirt junior Edens Sineace, who started at offensive left tackle, ending Dieugot Joseph’s run of 13 consecutive starts there: “He played pretty well. He played left tackle and some right tackle. Very steady, very solid. He deserved to start that week and Dieugot didn’t, based on practice.”

Freshman safety Tyree Johnson: “Every time he had an opportunity to make a tackle, he made it. He busted some coverages all because of his eye discipline. His eyes weren’t where they were supposed to be and it got him in trouble. One time could’ve been very costly. Fortunately, the kid dropped it. That comes with experience.”

Redshirt sophomore safety Xavier Hines: “He had 20 something plays. Pretty solid. I don’t think he had any mental errors or any busts.”

David J. Neal

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