Howard Schnellenberger, a legendary coach who turned the “U” around has passed away at the age of 87. Schnellenberger turned several programs around to include the University of Miami and Louisville and started the program at Florida Atlantic during a coaching career that spanned a half-century.
Coach had been in a care center in South Florida, according to reports. Schnellenberger had a career record below .500, but when it came to building, he was a winner.
He led the Miami Hurricanes to the first of their five national championships in 1983, and coached Louisville to a Fiesta Bowl win over Alabama to cap the 1990 season. He then founded the program at Florida Atlantic and retired as coach after 11 seasons there highlighted by back-to-back bowl victories.
Rest in Peace Coach! This is a hard loss for the football community!