Well, this was unexpected on your Wednesday afternoon.
Carl Pelini has resigned at FAU a source told @ESPN. Pelini's resignation is effective immediately— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 30, 2013
Carl, who is of course the brother of Nebraska HC Bo Pelini and the former Defensive Coordinator of the Huskers from 2008-11, was 5-15 in his time as Florida Atlantic's Head Football coach.
If this was solely a football related thing, like calling for a spike on fourth down, this would be very uncanny timing as to why Pelini would be resigning in the middle of a game week.
HOWEVER, as we are finding out, it's not because of what the play on the field has been.
RT @footballscoop: Re FAU, don’t expect this to be about on the field issues.— SB Nation CFB (@SBNationCFB) October 30, 2013
I'm told cops were at the FAU facility this morning. Not a good sign.— Pete Roussel (@coachingsearch) October 30, 2013
FAU players I trust tell me they had no idea. AD staff is rattled. Pelini's office is closed as is AD Pat Chun's.— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) October 30, 2013
Of course, many around the Nebraska fan base are starting to think that Carl will be coming back to the Husker Coaching staff, primarily to take over as Defensive Coordinator of a fledgling Husker D, replacing current DC John Papuchis.
That is not happening
, especially if there are issues going on with this. Period.
Pelini was making $500,000 per season as FAU's head coach.
Since it's a private school, the wording of his contract is not known right off hand. FAU is a public university in Boca Raton. No one really cares right now because the rumors appear to be bad. Florida Atlantic has called a 4pm Eastern press conference for an update on this story.