Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini has been offered the Florida Atlantic job and is expected to accept the position, sources told CBSSports.com.The 46-year old Pelini is the brother of Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini. Carl Pelini will replace Howard Schnellenberger, who announced his retirement before the season.
Carl Pelini has been Nebraska’s defensive coordinator since 2008. Before that Pelini was defensive line coach at Ohio from 2005-07, defensive coordinator at Minnesota State in 2004 and a Nebraska graduate assistant in 2003.
From 1987-2002, Pelini was a high school coach in Ohio, except for three seasons (1989-91) as a Kansas State graduate assistant and restricted earnings coach.
This will be Pelini’s first head coaching job since 2002 when he was at Austintown’s Fitch High School in Ohio.
Florida Atlantic (1-10) concludes its season Saturday at home against Louisiana-Monroe.