BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Carl Pelini is the new football coach at
The university's trustees approved a 5-year contract that would
be worth $2.49 million in base salary on Monday. The former
Nebraska defensive coordinator replaces Howard Schnellenberger, who
coached his last game before retirement over the weekend.
Pelini is the brother of Nebraska coach Bo Pelini. Carl Pelini
spent four years at Nebraska on his brother's staff, and his only
previous head-coaching experience is at the high school level.
FAU finished this season 1-11, tied with three other schools for
the worst record in major college football.
Schnellenberger had been the only coach in the history of the
program. He urged FAU's players over the weekend to help the
incoming coaching staff make a smooth transition.