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Chicago Tribune article on "Sunshine State Football"


Chicago Tribune article on "Sunshine State Football"

Chicago Tribune

FAU part below, but the whole article is a good read since it has FIU in there as well.

At Florida Atlantic, only recently have the Owls experienced anything in terms of administrative upheaval. Howard Shnellenberger, who led Miami to the 1983 National Championship, was the only head coach FAU ever had, leading the school to a pair of bowl games (2007, 2008 – both wins), until announcing his retirement in 2011. Carl Pelini, older brother of Nebraska head man Bo Pelini, was given his first head coaching job and he guided the Owls to a 3-9 record in 2012, which was an improvement from the dismal 1-11 mark the team logged the year before.

Pelini's plan for success involves the recruiting of top-notch players, not only in terms of talent but also character, and he believes he is on the right track.

"I'm proud of the effort our coaching staff put into this class," said Pelini. "It was our priority to bring in quality young men both on and off the field – young men who will lead this program in the direction which we began last year about this time. This class excels academically and athletically, and will be ready for the challenges of Conference USA."

I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick @$$ and I'm out of bubble gum.

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