Posted August 31, 2013

FAU elects to spike the ball on fourth down against Miami

Florida Atlantic Owls, Miami Hurricanes

Maybe he didn’t know which down it was. Maybe he just wanted the game to end a bit sooner so he could get home and finish watching House of Cards on Netflix. Or maybe he was trying to get one of his four quarterbacks some extra practice. But for some inexplicable reason, FAU coach Carl Pelini motioned for his quarterback to spike the ball on fourth-and-four during the Owls’ final drive of the game:

(Video courtesy of @cjzero)

You have to admit, it’s a bold strategy. Suspend a bunch of players before the game against the ‘Canes, play four quarterbacks and spike it on fourth down. Pelini is a visionary; we just don’t know of what yet. At least FAU didn’t name that play after a for-profit prison.

2 comments
jamsub
jamsub

I love his look too...."what"? then looks up and realizes what he just did.

J.r.Richard
J.r.Richard

Bad enough for a player to do it, but when the coach does it sooo much worse.