Schnellenberger was 77 years old when he announced on August 11, 2011 that he would retire at the end of the 2011 season. The deep-voiced, mustachioed icon led the Miami Hurricanes to the 1983 national title. He was hired to start the FAU football program which began play in 2001, and he guided the Boca Raton school to a 11-year record of 58-74 (30-44 since becoming a fully qualified FBS member in 2006), including 2-0 in bowl games. He is 158-151-3 overall, but only 4 of his previous 26 campaigns have finished with his team ranked in the Coaches’ or AP polls. The Owls were a dismal 1-11 in his final season.
2011 Record: (1-11, 0-8 in Sun Belt)
Head Coach: Carl Pelini (first time Head Coach)
OFF. COORDINATOR: Brian Wright
DEF. COORDINATOR: Pete Rekstis
Last Bowl Game: 2008 Season Motor City Bowl: beat Central Michigan 24-21
Returning Starters (Offense: 6; Defense: 8: Specialists: 1)
Key Defensive Returnees: LB David Hinds (101 tackles), LB Randell Johnson (91 tackles,...