Florida Atlantic head coach tells quarterback to spike ball on fourth down (Video)

Aug 30, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Florida Atlantic Owls head coach Carl Pelini takes the field before the third quarter against the Miami Hurricanes at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Atlantic football head coach Carl Pelini has a resume that many coaches know all too well.

He’s worked his way up through the ranks, starting in high school to an eventual head coaching gig at the college level.

It’s a dream job, so much so that Pelini left Nebraska University to take the opportunity and right about now, he’s probably wishing he didn’t.

FAU had the unfortunate task of playing the Miami Hurricanes recently and took quite a beating in the process, though, the 34-6 score wasn’t even the ugliest part of the game. That came late in the fourth quarter as FAU was driving and was about 30 yards out with just under :20 seconds left to play.

On third down and five, FAU’s quarterback, fearing a sack began to run up the middle where he was brought down relatively quickly – short of the first down. That made it fourth down where Pelini could be seen screaming, telling FAU to spike the ball.

On fourth down.

It took a moment for fellow coaches on his staff to realize what was going on before they started screaming, but it was too late. We had spikeage and a turnover on downs.

All that was missing was some Benny Hill music.

Topics: Carl Pelini, Florida Atlantic Owls, NCAA Football

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