Later this week you can catch the first installment of FIU Football Weekly on FIUSports.com. On FIU Football Weekly, I'll interview coach Ron Turner each week, plus either Panther players or assistant coaches as we review the previous week's game and preview the upcoming game.
For the first show along with Turner, center Donald Senat (photo left) and safety Demarkus Perkins joined me to talk about camp and the upcoming season opener against Bethune-Cookman.
Have a look at the inaugural show and tell me what you like and what you think we could improve on for the show. You can be a part of the show. If you have questions for the show you can send them on Twitter: @PetePelegrin
Former FIU football players Isame Faciane, Sam Miller (pictured on front of blog) and Anthony Gaitor got through the first round of NFL cuts. Faciane, Miller and Gaitor each are still members of the Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, respectively. The final round of NFL cuts are this Saturday at 4 p.m. when teams have to get down to the mandated 53-man roster.
Greg Hickman (Lions) and Junior Mertile (Texans) were not as fortunate as each was released. Faciane, Miller and Gaitor are trying to join former FIU Panthers in the NFL: Antwan Barnes (Jets), T.Y. Hilton (Colts), Johnathan Cyprien (Jaguars), Tourek Williams (Chargers) and Caylin Hauptmann (Seahawks).
60 SECONDS WITH GREG ELLINGSON
Former FIU and current Hamilton Tiger-Cats receiver Greg Ellingson recently participated in a 60-seconds get-to-know-him video. CLICK HERE to watch.