The Schnell sadly didn’t offer any exemplary bon mots at Sun Belt media day. Which doesn’t mean Coach PR isn’t in the news. He’s always news.
The Florida Atlantic trustees are meeting this afternoon to give the go ahead to a financing proposal for a new on-campus stadium for Howard Schnellenberger’s Fighting Owls.
Today’s expected approval however isn’t the final hurdle.
Final financing must be approved by financial organizations. After that a final okay by the school’s Board of Governors is required.
After which, Schnell will don his hardhat and shovel out that first bit of dirt.
Here’s a rendering of the stadium, which some believe could be finished by the 2011 season.
The 76-year old coach with a quote is nothing if not dogged.
His Fighting Owls, by the by, are picked to end up in the middle of the Sun Belt pack this coming season. As usual, FAU will have a challenging schedule, which includes battles with Michigan State at Ford Field in Detroit and the Texas Longhorns in Austin.
– Seedy K