You’ve got a big college football game on Saturday and need to strategize a defensive game-plan with your defensive coordinator. You draw up blitz packages and talk coverages. Maybe you’ll load the box and play man on the backside, maybe the best route is to make them beat you with the pass. It’s all very stressful — here why don’t you take a hit out of this bong to relieve some stress.
For Florida Atlantic University’s head football coach Carl Pelini and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis, smoking weed was the alleged final straw for the school’s athletic director Patrick Chun. Both coaches abruptly “resigned” after reports of the two getting high at a party this season surfaced on Wednesday afternoon. It was the sad final stage of Pelini’s head coaching tenure that could only be described as a busted flush.
Their exit, as reported by ESPN’s Brett McMurphy and FAU beat writer Dieter Kurtenbach, was a bit tumultuous. Fort Lauderdale police were apparently at the football facilities on Wednesday morning dealing with an illegal drug situation.
Heard same thing. Not confirmed with Boca or FAUPD RT @coachingsearch: I'm told cops were at the FAU facility this morning. Not a good sign.
— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) October 30, 2013
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
Chun confirmed reports yesterday afternoon in a press conference that the coaches were not invited to attend.
“It is a heartbreaking day for us all,” Chun said at a press conference this afternoon, announcing the resignations of Pelini and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis. OC Brian Wright will take over as interim coach.
Chances are if Nick Saban wanted to light up a joint, the university would scramble jets to find him the best weed in the southeast. But when you’re 1-4 in the C-USA, benefit of the doubt is lost.
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