A little early in the week for "5 Questions", but that's because T.Y. Hilton will join us on here in the next day or two. I also have the return of "The Other Game" with a new FIU opponent in South Alabama on deck.
First, your Jake Medlock update for Tuesday. Medlock practiced again without any issues Tuesday morning. I had a chance to speak with the Panthers quarterback after practice and he said he's "good to go". Medlock showed me the hand he hit on the helmet of one of his offensive linemen against WKU on Saturday and the swelling has gone down completely. He will start against the Jaguars Saturday.
South Alabama (2-6, 1-3 in Sun Belt) is in its fourth year of football and second and final transition year into Division I football. The Jaguars are playing a Sun Belt Conference schedule this season, but are not eligible for the conference title because of being in transition from FCS to FBS college football.
The Jaguars have shown some life of late in SBC play after settling on a starting quarterback. SA defeated Florida Atlantic earlier this year for its first Sun Belt and FBS win, and scored some points in losses to Arkansas State and ULM. For more on the Jags, here is Tommy Hicks of the Mobile-Press Register to answer "5 Questions on South Alabama" . . . .
1. Tell us a little about the South Alabama offense. What are its strengths and where have they had issues this season?