Coaches Pick FIU To Win Sun Belt Conference
MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – Florida International has gone from a running joke of a football team to a bowl winning team last season. Now, FIU is the preseason pick to win the Sun Belt Conference.
The high praise comes from fellow coaches in the Sun Belt Conference who selected FIU to win the Sun Belt title this year.
FIU captured five of nine first-place votes. Troy University finished second in the poll followed by Middle Tennessee and Louisiana-Monroe in a tie for third place.
The news wasn’t nearly as good for FIU’s neighbor to the north, Florida Atlantic University. The Owls were picked to finish dead last in the conference by the coaches.
FIU’s T.Y. Hilton was also selected to be an offensive player of the year, along with North Texas’ Lance Dunbar.
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