Howard Schnellenberger announced late Thursday that he will be retiring from coaching at the end of the 2011 football season. College football will lose another coaching legend.
Coach Schnellenberger sparked the string of success at Miami upon winning the 1983 national title, revived the Louisville football program from going under, and created an FBS football program at Florida Atlantic. The Owls will finally have an on-campus stadium to play in this fall thanks to Coach Schnellenberger's constant pushing since 2001.
Florida Atlantic's first home game in the 30,000-seat FAU Stadium will be on October 15 against Western Kentucky.
Athlon Sports's preseason rankings predict Florida Atlantic to be the worst team in the FBS this season, ranking the Owls #120. Hopefully, the Owls can put together a good season and send their coach out in style.