Wide receiver Josh Bellamy sustained a hamstring injury in the first half vs. Murray State and is "day-to-day" for FIU. Strong said he's hopeful Bellamy will play this week.
Sophomore defensive tackle Roy Philon, who did not play in the season-opener, will be available Friday against Florida International.
Sophomore defensive tackle Brandon Dunn will be evaluated this week before a determination is made about his status against FIU.
Strong said there are no concerns about quarterback Will Stein's ankle and he'll be ready to play against FIU.
Strong says a major key against FIU is containing all-purpose threat T.Y. Hilton, a dangerous wide receiver/return man.
Strong expects FIU to blitz and pressure ‘a lot' Friday night. "Their defense is a lot like ours," said Strong. "They try to disrupt rhythm."