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Prior to his arrival at FAU, Pelini was the defensive coordinator at Nebraska.

Football: Carl Pelini announced as new head coach, 2nd in university history

December 5, 2011

Someone else is about to take over “The House That Howard Built.” Carl Pelini was introduced today as the second he...

Football: Breaking down Carl Pelini’s contract

Football: Breaking down Carl Pelini’s contract

December 5, 2011

FAU’s new coach will be its highest paid employee — ever. Howard Schnellenberger used to be the highest paid, raking in...

Football: FAU loses 26-0 to ULM in season finale

Zach Duarte

December 3, 2011

Lousiana Monroe’s quarterback Kolton Browning threw for two touchdowns and their running back Jyruss Edwards ran for another two to carry the Warhawks over FAU 26-0 in the season finale.After winning its first game of the season last week against the University of Alabama at Birmingham 38-35, the Owls failed to show up in Howard Schnellenberger's ...

Commentary: Schnellenberger’s vision complete, despite nightmare season

Rolando Rosa

December 3, 2011

As the clock struck zero on Saturday night, a disastrous season finally ended for FAU. The Owls coach showed better hands than his receivers in the finale, as he caught an errant pass thrown to the sidelines from ULM quarterback Kolton Browning.“I was laughing,” said running back Alfred Morris. “For an old guy he has pretty good hand-eye...

Football: Carl Pelini agrees to become FAU’s next coach

Rolando Rosa

December 3, 2011

Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini has accepted FAU’s offer, becoming the next head coach of the Owls, according to fauowlaccess.com. Athletic director Craig Angelos texted two other finalists for the job, Gary Nord (Purdue) and  Eddie Gran (FSU) informing them that another head coach had been hired, Owl Accessreported. Pelini will...

Football: Carl Pelini “verbally” agrees to become coach

Rolando Rosa

December 2, 2011

Carl Pelini of Nebraska has accepted Howard Schnellenberger’s job — well, he “verbally agreed,” according to ESPN.com.CBS Sports only went so far as to say he’s expected to take the job — homegrown fauowlaccess.comwouldn’t go past posting FAU offered him the job.A news conference will be held on Monday, Dec. 5, when Pelini’s expected...

Football: Leach no longer an option as FAU’s next coach

Rolando Rosa

November 30, 2011

Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, once a candidate to become FAU’s next head coach, instead decided to take the coaching position at Washington State according to CBS Sports. Leach, who has 23 years of coaching experience, did not coach the past two years after being fired by Texas Tech when he refused to apologize to receiver Adam James for ...

Football: FAU defeats UAB 38-35 for first win of the season

Nick Hahn

November 27, 2011

Running back Alfred Morris set multiple school records, as the Owls defeated the Alabama-Birmingham Blazers 38 - 35 at FAU Stadium for the first win of the season. The victory saw nine records broken, mostly from Morris.“I’m just thankful we didn’t go winless”, said Morris. FAU started the first quarter with a pick-six interception at the UAB 23...

Commentary: FAU finally won a game this season, and Coach Schnellenberger and fans can exhale

Zack Duarte

November 27, 2011

When your football team is 0-10, it's easy to try anything and everything on the football field in the name of a victory. Surely, the game plan for Howard Schnellenberger didn't include attempting five fourth-down attempts. Yet the Owls converted all five into first downs in what was their first victory of the season, defeating the University of Alabama Bi...

Trojans wide receiver Chandler Worthy drops a pass that would have been a touchdown for Troy. Photo by Zack Duarte.

Football: FAU now 0-10 after losing to Troy 34-7

November 20, 2011

TROY, Alabama — Alfred Morris continued his climb atop the FAU record books, surpassing DiIvory Edgecomb for career all...

Football: FAU assistant coaches to be released, though some may remain under new coach

Rolando Rosa

November 17, 2011

FAU’s entire assistant coaching staff has been informed they will be released immediately following the end of season on Dec. 3, according to the Palm Beach Post and OwlAccess.com. Defensive coordinator Kirk Van Valkenburgh and quarterbacks coach Jared Allen, the first quarterback in Owls’ history, both joined the staff during the team’s inau...

Football: Owls DE Johnson suspended two games due to ejection

Rolando Rosa

November 16, 2011

Jamere Johnson, a senior defensive end for FAU, has played in the final road game of his college career. A Sun Belt Conference ruling will require him to miss the team’s next two games, at Troy and at home vs UAB, because of “unnecessary contact” he made with an official near the end of last week’s loss at FIU. This led to his ejection. NCAA rule...