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FIU Wide Receiver Ruled Ineligible For Season

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The wheels continue to fall off for the Florida International Panthers football team in 2013.

For the second time in as many weeks, the school has lost a starting player for the year. The school revealed Monday that senior wide receiver Glenn Coleman, the team's leading returning receiver in training camp, is ineligible for the rest of the season, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

Just a few weeks ago, FIU dismissed transfer running back Jakhari Gore after he was arrested. The team also dismissed last year's starting running back Kedrick Rhodes in the preseason. In addition, FIU lost cornerback Richard Leonard for the season due to academic reasons.

FIU Head Coach Ron Turner's first two games at FIU have been disasters. The school is dead last in the nation in scoring offense, averaging just 5 points per game. FIU's offense is also dead last in the country in total offense, averaging just 172 total yards per game.

On the flip side, FIU's defense is ranked 110th in the country in total defense, allowing 483 yards per game. The Panthers are also giving up 40.5 points per game, which ranks them 114th in the nation in scoring defense.

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