Coach Howard Schnellenberger. He is the offensive coordinator that worked with Don Shula in the 1970s where he helped coach the Miami Dolphins to a perfect 1972 season and a Super Bowl victory. He also coached at FAU, retiring at the end of the 2011 season. For many years he smoked a pipe so much that the players gave him the nickname, "The Pipe".
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"Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose."~Sir Adrian
I find it interesting that his time at the University of Miami is not mentioned foremost (The article certainly mention this era in some detail, but appears to not acknowledge his biggest influence on college football through his time at UM.). He, and Lou Saban earlier, helped build the most dominant college football program of the eighties and early nineties. Coach also won a national title with the Hurricanes (the first of many titles for UM) in 1983. The Hurricanes faced what was considered the greatest football team up until that time in the University of Nebraska, defeating them utilizing a prostyled offense. An offense that played a big part in influencing many programs to follow. One can argue, that His legacy at UM outweighs his time at FAU, FIU etc and even the Dolphins, considering the impact on the program and college football.
PS He was an interesting coach and personality..... Many players left his toutalege to have an impact in the NFL as well ;like Bernie Kosar, Jim Kelley etc..
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