Nearly seven weeks after its head coach was fired/resigned under a cloud of controversy, FAU has finally settled on a replacement.
The Owls confirmed Monday morning that Charlie Partridge will be the program’s next head football coach. Partridge will be formally introduced at an 11:30 a.m. press conference Tuesday.
The FAU job will be Partridge’s first as a head coach.
Partridge served as the defensive line coach at Arkansas in 2013, coming over from Wisconsin when Bret Bielema took the Razorbacks job. Partridge becomes the fifth Arkansas assistant to leave for a head coaching job since 2011, joining Garrick McGee (UAB), John L. Smith (Weber State), Paul Haynes (Kent State) and Paul Petrino (Idaho).
Partridge will replace Carl Pelini, who “parted ways” with the program in late October.
The hiring of Partridge means there are four openings at the FBS level: Arkansas State, Army, Bowling Green and, of course, Texas.
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