FAU head football coach Carl Pelini has resigned, effective immediately, according to ESPN.
A press conference is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
No reason has yet been given for Pelini's departure, but his 5-15 record in two seasons might be a pretty good indicator.
FAU has only won 2 games thus far this season,
Before taking over the Owls, Pelini worked with his brother Bo as defensive coordinator / defensive line coach at Nebraska.
Carl Pelini has resigned at FAU a source told @ESPN. Pelini's resignation is effective immediately— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 30, 2013
FAU will hold a 4 p.m. press conference to address Carl Pelini's resignation as 1st reported by @ESPN— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 30, 2013
UPDATE: Since the news of Pelini's resignation broke, things have gotten bizarre down at FAU, including a report that Pelini and another coach attended a "social event where pot was used."
Source told @ESPN Carl Pelini & DC Pete Rekstis resign at FAU. They attended recent social event where pot was used & agreed to resign— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 30, 2013
There was also a report that the athletic department was shut down:
Very bizarre situation w #FAU. It's like the whole athletic dept has shut off its phone system in wake of Pelini mess.— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) October 30, 2013
The press conference concerning Pelini's resignation is still being held at 4:00 p.m.