Looks like the Pelini brothers are splitting up. Multiple sources are reporting that defensive coordinator Carl Pelini is going to be named the new football coach of Florida Atlantic as early as Monday. Pelini shrugged off those questions earlier this week about him interviewing for the job saying he was on the west coast recruiting.
CBS Sports first reported that Pelini is expected to take the job and ESPN.com later reported that Pelini has “a verbal agreement” with FAU.
If Pelini does leave for Florida Atlantic, located in Boca Raton, he will be just the school’s second head coach. FAU started playing football in 2001, first as a I-AA member, then moved up under the veteran leadership of Schnellenberger, who announced his retirement before the season. The Owls are 1-10.