We learned this week that the football field at Florida Atlantic University will soon bear the name of the Owl's first head coach. 

There will be a ceremony on September 13th before FAU's home opener against Tulsa, renaming it "Howard Schnellenberger Field", as a tribute to the man who fought to get the school a football stadium.

Coach Schnellenberger has written a book titled "Passing the Torch", with the foreword written by his mentor Don Shula. 

He will be signing copies of the book on Friday, August 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Florida Atlantic University bookstore on the south end of the Breezeway in Traditions Plaza.

Schnellenberger guided the University of Miami to a national championship in 1983, and was previously an assistant coach with the Miami Dolphins 1972 Perfect Season.
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