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Report: ‘other’ Pelini offered FAU job

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Earlier this week, we caught wind of speculation that Carl Pelini had been in the running to take over the Akron football program but was no longer a consideration for unknown reasons.  As it turns out, a job much further south may very well have been the reason.

Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports.com is reporting Thursday night that the Nebraska defensive coordinator and brother of head coach Bo Pelini has been offered the head-coaching position at FAU.  McMurphy writes that Pelini is expected to take the job.

The school is expected to “announce a development regarding the football program” tomorrow, an unnamed FAU official told CFT a short time ago.

Pelini would replace Howard Schnellenberger, who announced prior to the start of what turned out to be a 1-10 season thus far that he would be retiring at the end of the year.

As noted by McMurphy, Pelini’s only head-coaching experience came at the high school level in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio.  Pelini is in his fourth season as his younger brother’s coordinator on the defensive side of the ball, and has prior collegiate coaching stops at places such as Kansas State and Ohio University.

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8 Responses to “Report: ‘other’ Pelini offered FAU job”
  1. huskersrock1 says: Dec 1, 2011 10:43 PM

    Hopefully he leaves just in time for Bo to call his childhood buddy Mike Stoops.

  2. cfbfaninbadnfltown says: Dec 1, 2011 11:28 PM

    Just another loud mouth Pelini screaming, sorry I mean head coaching this coming fall.

  3. ranx777 says: Dec 1, 2011 11:54 PM

    He also was a head coach in the kansas city area at the high school level

  4. duklover says: Dec 2, 2011 12:04 AM

    Huskersrock1
    Just what the Huskers need, another sideline basket case like Mike Stoops to go along with Bo.

  5. tuckfexas says: Dec 2, 2011 12:17 AM

    Bye, scumbag

  6. huskersrock1 says: Dec 2, 2011 12:27 AM

    @chickenlover
    Wouldn’t it be great, both are quality coaches with minor temper problems.

  7. jonrambo says: Dec 2, 2011 1:03 AM

    That’s something to really aspire to: head coach at FAU. Obvioulsy, not one other school had any interest in some free loader. Your parents must be so proud. Maybe they can by some FAU gear-if there is any.
    Must be really proud.

  8. crindal3000 says: Dec 2, 2011 8:34 AM

    A coach that screams a lot and has a temper problem. Pretty weird for the coaching world.

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