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Topic - Carl Pelini
Carl Pelini said Friday during a radio interview that his firing at Florida Atlantic last year was unjustified and the result of a new athletic director who wanted to hire his own football coach.
Carl Pelini's surprising departure from Florida Atlantic took another turn Friday, when school officials released sworn affidavits from two people _ including a member of Pelini's staff _ alleging that the football coach was seen using marijuana and cocaine.
Defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis also resigned after a post-practice meeting with athletic director Patrick Chun, who says school officials received word about the matter earlier this week.
Florida Atlantic coach Carl Pelini and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis resigned Wednesday after acknowledging to university officials that they had used illegal drugs.
Carl Pelini helped turn around Nebraska's defense. He's now taking on a significantly bigger challenge.
Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini believes bigger is better in the secondary against seventh-ranked Wisconsin.
The apologies are piling up at Nebraska.
Nebraska tackler extraordinaire Lavonte David demurred when told in September that he would be pressed into a starting linebacker's job.
Pelini denies he used illegal drugs, though a member of his FAU staff assisted the school's investigation by writing an affidavit claiming to have personally witnessed him using marijuana and cocaine.
"Ultimately, I think it boiled down to an athletic director who didn't hire me," Pelini said in the radio interview. "We were making improvements. He came down there from Ohio State. He was their No. 1 fundraiser and made a lot of promises about money he was going to raise and changes we were going to make facilities-wise. He was not having a lot of success and we were growing as a football program. I think he wanted to hitch his reins to a new horse and get some credit for it and wanted to make a change."