Howard Schnellenbeger has never lacked for confidence, and he has never been shy about expressing it. Howard thinks his Florida Atlantic Owls will be good this year, good enough to come into Austin and win. Of course he also thinks that the Longhorns are a bunch of wussies
The Owls were 8-5 last year, won the Sun Belt and went to a bowl for the first time. FAU defeated Memphis 44-27 in the New Orleans Bowl.
Howard Schnellenberger is 1-2-1 as a coach against Texas.
FAU returns 18 starters off of that team, and will test the young Texas secondary from the start. Junior QB Rusty Smith threw for over 3,600 yards last year with 32 touchdowns and only 9 interceptions.
But of course Howard thinks its on defense that FAU will win. Said Howard, We’ll put three hats on them and make them not want to get up, that’s the way to beat Texas."