- Published: Thursday, 01 December 2011 08:01
- by Doug Samuels
Howard Schnellenberger will wrap up his coaching career this weekend against Louisiana - Monroe.
Schnellenberger, 77, has coached with some of football's best coaches, and his fingerprints will forever be on the landscape of college football history. He won three national titles under Bear Bryant, was the offensive coordinator during the Miami Dolphins perfect season, and won a national championship at Miami. Schnellenberger also turned around a Louisville program before starting the FAU program from the ground up.
Schnellenberger announced in August that this would be his last season at the helm of the Owls program.
The program has only existed for just over 10 years and the resources available to pay coaches aren't as much as some other programs currently "searching"; but Schnellenberger has laid the groundwork (literally) for the next coach to take over a good situation. It's located in a great area, and recruiting in the sunshine state is always plentiful.
In all honesty, the list of names that the AD has spoken with is too long to put on here. There is certainly no lack of interest. Our sources tell us this one will play out next week. We'll keep you posted on who's involved.