If Florida International University athletic director Pete Garcia fired Mario Cristobal with hopes of bringing in former UM coach Butch Davis, it looks like those dreams may have been dashed.
Florida International University will be moving to a new conference and have a new head coach in 2013. In a move that shocked the college football world, the Panthers fired head coach Mario Cristobal Wednesday morning.
Former Florida International University head coach Mario Cristobal’s chair isn’t even cold yet, but the focus of the coaching search is turning to a familiar face on South Florida sidelines.
The Panthers know Kolton Browning plays quarterback for Louisiana-Monroe with the smoothness of a Savile Row suit, a cowboy’s daring and more than a six-shooter for an arm. Saturday, FIU sees Browning for the final time.
Will Scott’s 42-yard field goal with 11 seconds left gave Troy a 38-37 comeback win over Florida International on Saturday.
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.
FIU’s Saturday night 2012 home opener meal can end in two ways: starting rehabilitation or even greater humiliation.
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.
Entering 2012, Head Coach Mario Cristobal guided FIU to its longest win streak in its football program’s history.On Friday, FIU showed its appreciation.