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Howard Schnellenberger, 87, Miami, Louisville coach, dies

Howard Schnellenberger, 87, Miami, Louisville coach, dies
Posted at 9:54 AM, Mar 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-27 14:42:12-04

MIAMI (AP) — Howard Schnellenberger is being remembered for reviving football at Miami and Louisville and starting the program at Florida Atlantic during a coaching career that spanned a half century. Schnellenberger died Saturday in South Florida. He had a career record below .500, but when it came to building, he was a winner. He led the Miami Hurricanes to the first of their five national championships in 1983, and coached Louisville to a Fiesta Bowl win over Alabama to cap the 1990 season. And as an assistant at Alabama, he recruited Joe Namath. Howard Schnellenberger was 87.