Howard Schnellenberger is one of the more fascinating characters in the history of college coaching. The FAU coach has five decades of coaching experience. A Bear Bryant disciple, he has been part of four national title teams. He is the man most responsible for the stunning emergence of the Miami football program in the early '80s from the brink of extinction. He also went on to build the Louisville program and created the FAU football program literally from the ground up. I recently spoke to Schnellenberger for his thoughts on a variety of subjects.
Would you like to see a college football playoff at the 1-A [FBS] level?
With all the talk of the NCAA expanding the basketball tournament, do you interpret the reasoning why there isn't a playoff for major college football is because it's all about power?
Feldman says it himself: "Howard Schnellenberger is one of the more fascinating characters in the history of college football." Truth. This is a good interview -- he even speculates on how Miami might have looked under him, as opposed to Erickson and Davis. For the full text, plus news from all over the landscape of CFB, ya gotta be an Insider.