Football: Pelini picks Wright as new offensive coordinator

Rolando Rosa

The second-worst offense in the nation has a new leader.

Head football coach Carl Pelini has chosen Brian Wright, a former Montana State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, to become FAU’s new offensive coordinator, according to multiple reports.

Montana State had the No.17 offense in the FCS last season, averaging 430.2 yards under Wright. He coached at Youngstown State from 2001-2009 before becoming Montana State’s offensive coordinator.

Despite promising to run a spread offense, Pelini hired a coordinator with a run-heavy background. Montana State averaged 213 passing yards per game last season, and averaged 223 rushing yards.

Wright inherits an FAU offense that scored seven or less points in half of its games last season under former offensive coordinator Darryl Jackson.

Other candidates for the job, according to, were Kansas co-offensive coordinator David Beaty, Toledo quarterbacks coach Scott Isphording and Ohio offensive coordinator Gerry Gdowski.