Howard Schnellenberger, 87, Miami, Louisville coach, dies
MIAMI (AP) — Howard Schnellenberger is being remembered for reviving football at Miami and Louisville and starting the program at Florida Atlantic during a coaching career that spanned a half century.
Schnellenberger, 87, died Saturday in South Florida.
He 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.
As an assistant at Alabama, he recruited Joe Namath.