Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

AREA COLLEGE NOTEBOOK; FAMU Coach Makes Homecoming

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

AREA COLLEGE NOTEBOOK; FAMU Coach Makes Homecoming

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Byline: JASON SCHNEIDER

Rubin Carter doesn't expect much of a reception when he walks into the Orange Bowl on Saturday.

"I'm just another opponent walking into the Orange Bowl," said Carter, a member of the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame. "I haven't kept up with the program as much as other [former Hurricanes] because I've been involved in coaching and other things. It's been a while since I've been down there."

Carter won't be the only Rattler making a homecoming when FAMU (0-1) travels to Miami (0-1). Several FAMU players are from the Miami area and played with several current Hurricanes in high school. Carter hopes the reunion doesn't become a distraction.

"Our players are excited," Carter said, "but we've still got to put on our pads and helmets and play football."

JOB IN JEOPARDY?

What will two fumbles get you?

A loss of job security, if you're Bethune-Cookman quarterback Jimmie Russell.

B-CC coach Alvin Wyatt hinted that Russell's starting job might not be as secure after Russell fumbled twice in a one-point loss to Southern in the Gateway Classic on Saturday.

During the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference teleconference Tuesday, Wyatt first defended his quarterback, saying one of his fumbles should have been ruled a forward lateral and would have been an incomplete pass.

But that didn't stop Wyatt from saying Russell might have to look over his shoulder as the Wildcats (0-1) prepare for Saturday's game against Savannah State (0-1).

"[Russell] was just trying to make a play, and it was an untimely situation," Wyatt said. "He's got to learn how to right these things. He's going to hard-pressed by Jarod Rucker this week."

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