One can only assume the greatest bowl coach in college football history — Need I spell out his name, Howard Schnellenberger? — had his FAU Fighting Owls believe to the core of their souls that a victory over Central Michigan’s Chippewas in the Motor City Bowl would change their lives, his life and that of all the FAU faithful forever and always.
And so it came to pass.
Final Tally: FAU 24, Central Michigan 21.
Thus The Schnell was short, to the point, emphatic and unequivocal in his seminal post victory comment: “This will certainly go down as the most meaningful game we have had in our history at Florida Atlantic University.”
Okay the Pigskin Prophet couldn’t stop without morphing some into the Poet Schnell with his eyes focused on the future: “Not so much that we held on to win this game against a very powerful and talented football team, but because of the things that led up to it and the things that will follow. This is the top of the ascending spiral when you start playing good football and you start getting bowl invitations.”
– Seedy K