When Florida International University and the University of Central Florida met last year, FIU pounded the UCF offensive line for six sacks and escaped with a 17-10 victory. This year, UCF is looking for revenge.
The last time Duke and Florida International tangled on the field, the Blue Devils ran right through FIU’s defense in Miami. Now, FIU has traveled to Duke looking for a bit of retribution in its season opening game.
A few years ago, a game between Florida International and Duke would have been a battle of teams most major schools schedule for an easy victory. But thanks to head coach Mario Cristobal’s influence, FIU is on the rise and David Cutcliffe’s Blue Devils aren’t exactly pushovers.
Florida International University will leave the Sun Belt Conference and join Conference USA next year, according to CBSSports.com.
While much of the attention has been focused on the largest schools in the state of Florida on National Signing Day; Florida International University head coach Mario Cristobal has put together his biggest signing day class yet.
It appeared for much of the day that Florida International University head football coach Mario Cristobal was headed to Rutgers University to take over that program.
Just days after Florida International University head coach Mario Cristobal appeared to be ready to pursue the head coaching job with the Pitt Panthers, it now appears Cristobal is sticking around in South Florida.
Florida International University is just hours away from taking part in the school’s second straight bowl game, but it could be the final bowl game for FIU head coach Mario Cristobal.
The coaching job Mario Cristobal has done at Florida International University is nothing short of amazing. After winning its first bowl game in 2010, the Panthers finished the 2011 regular season with its best record in history.
Coming off the first loss of the season, the Florida International University Golden Panthers are hoping to have two of their best players back on the field this Saturday.