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Rutgers redshirt senior S Kiy Hester transferred to FIU as a graduate.

Hester (6'0/208) initially signed on with Miami as a four-star recruit in the 2014 cycle, but his career with the Hurricanes never got off the ground. He requested and was granted release from his scholarship in September of 2014 and subsequently moved on to Rutgers. With the Scarlet Knights, he saw the field in 29 games and started 19 contests (eight in 2017). This past season, Hester recorded 31 tackles while intercepting three passes. He ran two of those picks back for touchdowns. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play immediately during the upcoming campaign with FIU.
May 22 - 12:04 PM

FIU QB and Seahawks seventh-round pick pick Alex McGough received an 88.3 grade from Pro Football Focus.

McGough didn't put up huge numbers at FIU -- 65 touchdowns in four years with the Golden Panthers -- but he was one of the best signal-callers in 2017 from an analytical standpoint. PFF notes that he had the 17th-best adjusted completion percentage of any quarterback in college football last year. "He combines that production with plus athleticism to make an intriguing late-round prospect," they write. "He ran a 4.62 40 yard dash at his pro day at 6-foot-3, 214 pounds." There might be more upside here than some suggest.
Apr 30 - 5:25 PM

Seahawks selected FIU QB Alex McGough with the No. 220 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

McGough started to generate a bit more buzz as the process concluded and heated up in the final month. He was a four-year starter at FIU , throwing 65 touchdowns compared to 37 interceptions and completed just over 60 percent of his passes. McGough added another 16 touchdowns on the ground so the mobility is there. He's the favorite to be Russell Wilson's backup quarterback.
Apr 28 - 5:39 PM

Saints selected Florida State OT Rick Leonard with the No. 127 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Leonard (6'7/305) was a 19-game starter for the Seminoles, all at right tackle. A converted defensive end, Leonard is not a top-shelf athlete and remains raw at tackle after making the switch from the defensive side of the ball just two years ago. He is a pure project and a surprising fourth-round pick.
Apr 28 - 1:30 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports FIU QB Alex McGough "met extensively" with the Miami Dolphins yesterday.

The Dolphins are likely to select a quarterback with Ryan Tannehill as their starter, but in what round is unknown. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom isn't very high on McGough and has him as the 15th ranked quarterback in this class. If the Dolphins like how their meeting went, McGough has a shot at being selected in the later rounds.
Apr 25 - 1:06 PM

Former Miami QB Ken Dorsey has been hired by Florida International as assistant athletic director.

It's a reunion of sorts, as Dorsey was a starting QB for the Miami Hurricanes when current FIU coach Butch Davis was at the school. Prior to joining the Golden Panthers, Dorsey served as a quarterback coach for the Carolina Panthers from 2013-2017.
Mar 26 - 6:20 PM

FIU signed 2018 four-star JUCO DT junior Teair Tart-Spencer.

Tart-Spencer (6'4/295) signed during the Early Signing Period and is already on campus. He originally held an offer from Alabama and several other upper-echelon programs, but those evaporated when he was kicked off the East Mississippi Community College team. "Good size with thick, sturdy build," noted ESPN. "Displays good first-step. Demonstrates good strength and ability to fire off low and when does can be stout at POA." According to the 247 Sports Composite, FIU’s class rank of No. 67 is the best in Conference USA and also the best class in school history.
Source: ESPN
Feb 7 - 3:35 PM

FIU signed 2018 four-star JUCO DT Tayland Humphrey.

Butch Davis somehow fended off 26 other offers to land the big fella. Humphrey (6'5/350) chose the Panthers over offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida State, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and many more. He's rated the fourth-best junior college defensive tackle by 247 Sports. ESPN pegs Humphrey as the No. 31 overall JUCO recruit in the land, noting: "Humphrey is big boy that can be a run stuffing NT with tools to help those around him make plays and potentially be able to collapse the pocket at times."
Source: ESPN
Feb 1 - 8:08 PM

Bowling Green redshirt junior QB James Morgan transferred to FIU as a graduate.

Morgan (6'4/218) opened the 2017 season as starter for Bowling Green, but was ultimately benched midway through the campaign in favor of Jarret Doege. The former three-star recruit finished the season having thrown for 1,260 yards (just 45.3-percent completions) with a 9/7 TD/INT ratio. He's thrown 22 total interceptions over the course of the past two seasons. While FIU QB Alex McGough has moved on after serving as starter for the past four years, that's not to say that Morgan is entering a clean situation. He's not exactly an ideal fit in what's an efficiency-based offense -- for his career at Bowling Green, Morgan completed a mere 51.9-percent of his passes. In addition, this will be an open competition in the spring with redshirt freshman Kaylan Wiggins and juniors Maurice Alexander and Christian Alexander also vying for the right to replace McGough.
Jan 25 - 4:21 PM

Locked on Jaguars' Zach Goodall reports from a Shrine Game source that FIU is currently holding off on announcing their Pro Day to account for the recovery of QB Alex McGough (collarbone).

McGough (6'3/215) sustained a fractured collarbone in December bowl action. PFF's Austin Gayle relayed earlier this month that the gunslinger was expected to have a full recovery from the injury concern around the beginning of February. The Golden Panthers figure to announce when their Pro Day will be held at around that point. McGough has just an outside shot at being drafted this spring.
Jan 20 - 2:51 PM

FIU promoted Drew Davis from graduate assistant to TE coach.

Davis is the son of Butch Davis. Butch Davis is the head coach of Florida International. The promotion means there will be no awkward family dinners. Before joining the coaching ranks, he was a quarterback who played sparingly for Ole Miss and North Carolina.
Jan 16 - 9:28 PM

Pro Football Focus' Austin Gayle passes along that FIU QB Alex McGough (collarbone) is about three weeks away from making a full recovery.

McGough (6'3/215) fractured his collarbone during the Gasparilla Bowl a few days before Christmas. On his current recovery timetable, he'll be plenty recuperated come the NFL Scouting Combine (on the off chance he's invited) and FIU's pro day. While McGough earned All-CUSA honorable mention after the close of the 2017 regular season, he does not profile as likely selection for the draft.
Jan 12 - 5:59 PM

FIU redshirt sophomore QB Maurice Alexander completed 16-of-33 passes for 162 yards with two interceptions in a 28-3 loss to Temple on Thursday in the Gasparilla Bowl.

Alexander came in for injured starter Alex McGough (collarbone), and to be blunt, was completely ineffective. He struggled with decision making, and when he did make the right decisions, he wasn't accurate with the football. It didn't help that his offensive line gave him very little time to throw, either. Alexander will be the favorite to be the starter for FIU next year with McGough graduating, but if the Golden Panthers are going to return to a bowl, he's going to have to play better than this.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 11:57:00 PM

FIU senior QB Alex McGough will miss the rest of the Gasparilla Bowl with a broken collarbone.

McGough suffered the injury on a running play, and left for the locker room. He's returned to the sideline with his shoulder heavily wrapped, and wearing street clothes. Maurice Alexander will serve as the quarterback for the rest of the game for the Golden Panthers. It's a devastating way for McGough to end his season and career at Florida International.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 09:27:00 PM

FIU senior QB Alex McGough has left the Bad Boy Moyers Gasparilla Bowl with an apparent shoulder injury.

McCough has headed back to the locker room after taking a hit on the run. He's considered questionable to return. Maurice Alexander has taken over at quarterback for the Golden Panthers offense.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 08:27:00 PM


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