Reports indicate that Arkansas assistant Charlie Partridge will be named the new football coach at Florida Atlantic. A Florida native, Partridge severed as the Razorbacks defensive line and assistant head coach in 2013.
Partridge takes over for Carl Pelini who resigned mid-season after allegations of drug use and failure to supervise his staff. The Owls finished the season 6-6 and won four games under interim head coach Brian Wright after Pelini’s departure.
A former college defensive lineman and long time assistant coach, Partridge is known as one of the top recruiters in South Florida. He was also part of Bret Bielma’s staff at Wisconsin that won three straight Big 10 titles between 2010-2012.
New FAU coach Charlie Partridge's 5-year deal worth $2.76M, source told @ESPN. Will be formally introduced Tuesday
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 16, 2013