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Dr. Saturday

FAU coach Carl Pelini signals to spike the ball on fourth down to accidentally end the game (Video)

Graham Watson
Dr. Saturday

Carl Pelini’s second season as the head coach at FAU didn’t get off to the greatest start.

Pelini’s Owls were hammered 34-6 at Miami and it was Pelini who ended the game inadvertently, sending a disappointing message to his already beleaguered team.

With seconds ticking down in the game and FAU facing a fourth-and-4, Pelini signaled – quite emphatically – for quarterback Jaquez Johnson to spike the ball.

The move would end the Owls possession and, with 6 seconds remaining, essentially end the game

But there was Pelini, showing the spike sign and his quarterback did what he was told and the team skulked off the field in disappointment. While that's a pretty poor way to end an already poor game, it appeared as thought Pelini had no idea his team was facing fourth down.

So, in Pelini's attempt to scratch out another worthless play in the loss, he ended up making the ultimate gaffe and looking like a fool.

Pelini’s reaction after being told of his mistake is absolutely priceless.

I’d hate to be in the FAU locker room after that one.

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