Football: FAU adds 29 players on National Signing Day

Michelle Simon

February 1, 2012

New FAU head coach Carl Pelini is highly optimistic about the 2012 recruiting class, his first ever. “[I’m] excited about this class, [staff] did a great job putting that together in less than six weeks, kind of a daunting task but we are able to get out all over the country and establish relationships, convince some awfully good foot...

Commentary: Pelini’s first recruiting class just a step forward

Rolando Rosa

February 1, 2012

National Signing Day is a day of hope. And nowhere is hope needed more than at FAU, home of a 1-11 football team. Twenty-nine players from the high school and junior college level are joining the Owls next season, but their impact is still yet to be seen. New head coach Carl Pelini’s first recruiting class at FAU is comprised of only three players fro...

Football: Schnellenberger, FAU players participate in first-ever Battle of Florida all-star game

Nick Hahn

January 22, 2012

With a chance to return to FAU Stadium to coach for the first time since retiring on Dec.3, Howard Schnellenberger, coach of the South team during the inaugural Battle of Florida football game, had a chance for one final victory. Instead, he got something that was quite familiar to him in 2011 — another loss. Much like his final season at FAU, he was blown out 51-3, but had a message for the North’s coach. “You got the ...

Football: Pelini officially names his assistant coaches; Jared Allen the only holdover from previous staff

Rolando Rosa

January 21, 2012

With a new coach, new staff and new philosophies, Owls football will undergo many changes this season. But will it be for the better? After formally announcing his staff today, FAU head coach Carl Pelini hopes so. “I was very methodical and meticulous about how I went about hiring these guys,” Pelini said. “I have a very specific vision f...

Football: Dixon named running backs coach, according to sources

Rolando Rosa

January 4, 2012

Carl Pelini’s coaching staff might have another addition from Montana State. Bobcats running backs coach Kerry Dixon will join Brian Wright (offensive coordinator) as the second Montana State coach to be added to FAU’s coaching staff in the last week, sources told Dixon was the offensive coordinator at Division II Stillman before his time...

Football: FAU receives 10 oral commitments, three from Palm Beach County players

Rolando Rosa

December 29, 2011

High school players in Palm Beach County are being recruited more aggressively this off-season — by a man from Nebraska — than in the past four years by a South Florida football legend. After just two weeks on the job, new head coach Carl Pelini has obtained 10 oral commitments from high school players, three coming from Palm Beach County and...

Football: Pelini picks Wright as new offensive coordinator

Rolando Rosa

December 29, 2011

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...

Football: Pelini prepared to change culture of 1-11 team

December 20, 2011

New FAU football coach Carl Pelini addressed the media today for the first time since his introductory press conference on De...

After being introduced as the new head coach on Dec.5, Carl Pelini said, “I’m prepared when I leave this press conference, I’m going to my office and we’re going to hit the ground running.

Football: Sims, Watson added to Pelini’s staff

December 20, 2011

The new FAU coaching staff is shaping up to have a Midwest feel to it. In the past couple of days, new Owls head football ...

Football: FAU hires Sanders as new defensive coordinator

Jordan Robrish

December 11, 2011

It took less than a week for the new Owls head football coach Carl Pelini to make an addition to his staff. Pelini hired Marvin Sanders, former defensive backs coach at Nebraska, as FAU’s new defensive coordinator, according to The details of the contract were not immediately released. Sanders will replace long time FAU de...

Football: Schnellenberger set to coach in The Battle of Florida Jan. 21 and honored by the Miami Dolphins on Sunday

Rolando Rosa

December 10, 2011

After getting shut out in his college coaching finale last week, it looks like Howard Schnellenberger will get one final opportunity to put some points on the board at FAU Stadium. The former FAU coach will man the South team during The Battle of Florida, which will be held Jan. 21 at FAU Stadium. Schnellenberger will be facing off against former...

Commentary: Carl Pelini becomes the next FAU football coach

December 5, 2011

Standing at the podium with a brown suit and a blue tie, the next head coach of FAU football began listing his accomplish...