October 27, 1985 |
Howard Schnellenberger is a good enough football coach to know a talented team when he sees one, especially one he partially created. "It was obvious we were beaten by a much superior team," said the Louisville coach after the team he used to coach, Miami (Fla.), waltzed to a 45-7 victory Saturday night. Vinny Testaverde threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns, completing 13 of 21 passes, as 15th-ranked Miami improved to 6-1, while Louisville fell to 1-7 in Schnellenberger's first year.
December 17, 1994 |
Oklahoma turned to a builder of football programs to return the Sooners to national prominence, hiring Howard Schnellenberger to replace Gary Gibbs on Friday. In five years, Schnellenberger led Miami from the brink of extinction to a national title. In 10 years at Louisville, he won nearly half his games and took the Cardinals to two bowl games. That was a program that in the decade before his arrival had only two winning seasons. His college record is 96-71-2.
December 30, 1994 |
Ron Cooper, who guided Eastern Michigan's football program the last two years, was hired as Louisville's new coach Thursday. Cooper replaces Howard Schnellenberger, who resigned earlier this month to go to Oklahoma. Cooper, one of five black Division I-A head football coaches, was an assistant at Notre Dame for two years before taking over at Eastern Michigan. At Eastern Michigan, Cooper compiled records of 4-7 his first year and 5-6 this past season.
October 13, 1985 |
Howard Schnellenberger believes he should be allowed one losing season while rebuilding the University of Louisville's football program. He will probably get it. Midway through his first year, he already has endured his worst loss as a college coach and watched the Cardinals give up more than 600 yards in two games. He sours when pressed on the importance of a winning record, but he also notes that it takes time to craft a competitive team.
December 19, 1995 |
Glen Mason is out, but then he was never in. Gary Barnett has never been in, but he might not yet be out. And Howard Schnellenberger isn't about to get in. In other words, despite a day of movement and speculation in college football, nothing has changed at UCLA, where Bruin Athletic Director Peter Dalis continues his search for a successor to Terry Donahue, who is leaving as football coach after the Aloha Bowl on Christmas Day.