Carl Pelini was in his second year as head coach at Florida Atlantic. On Wednesday afternoon he and and Defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis resigned after admitting to illegal drug use.
The resignations were immediate and followed a post-practice meeting with athletic director Patrick Chun, who says school officials received word about the matter earlier this week.
An investigation is continuing, Chun says. Chun also says the investigation suggests that only Pelini and Rekstis were involved. Chun says no criminal charges have been filed against either Pelini or Rekstis.
Offensive coordinator Brian Wright will serve as interim head coach for the Owls, who are 2-6 and play host to Tulane on Saturday.