Florida Atlantic head coach Carl Pelini has reportedly resigned from his position effective immediately, ESPN's Brett McMurphy is reporting, effective immediately.
Carl Pelini has resigned at FAU a source told @ESPN. Pelini's resignation is effective immediately— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 30, 2013
It is strange timing for the move, as the Owls play Tulane, 4-0 in conference play, in just three days. Pelini was hired just last season, and it's hard to imagine the university would have such a short leash with the former Nebraska defensive coordinator.
Re FAU, don’t expect this to be about on the field issues.— FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) October 30, 2013
Florida Atlantic is 2-6 on the year, and is coming off a 45-10 beatdown loss to Auburn. An early blowout loss occurred against Miami, where Pelini called for a spike on fourth down. Their two wins came against South Florida and conference opponent UAB. After Tulane, the Owls play Southern Mississippi, New Mexico State and FIU -- all likely wins.
So does FAU call Eddie Gran? James Coley? Has to be someone who knows SoFla and can get more talent.— SB Nation Recruiting (@SBNRecruiting) October 30, 2013
Last season, FAU went 3-9 in Pelini's first year as head coach. Pelini is the second head coach in the program's history, as Howard Schnellenberger manned the team from 2001 through 2011.
Pelini's brother, Bo, is firmly on the hot seat in his position at Nebraska.