Former Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini has applied to coach at Des Moines Lincoln High School, the school's athletic director told the Des Moines Register.
Pelini, the brother of former Husker head coach Bo Pelini, hasn't coached since parting ways with Florida Atlantic — where he was head coach — in 2013. He was the defensive coordinator under his brother at NU from 2008 to '11.
Des Moines Lincoln A.D. Phil Chia told the Register that the school was not considering Pelini, but added "anytime you have somebody with that type of name recognition, obviously that's a shock."
Pelini originally resigned from Florida Atlantic midseason in October 2013 for reported drug use, along with his defensive coordinator, Pete Rekstis. However, FAU withdrew Pelini’s resignation a month later and fired him instead, saying it had cause to do so because he failed to report certain conduct of a member of his staff.
In the firing, the Owls athletic department did not cite drug use as a reason.
So what has Pelini been up to since his parting with FAU?
In an interview last April, he added that he was working on a novel about “growing up in an industrial town in the fall of industry and the rise of poverty and crime.” The book is loosely based on his childhood in Youngstown, Ohio.
Pelini's brother, Bo, was fired in November after the Huskers completed a 9-3 regular-season campaign. Nebraska then lost to USC 45-42 in the Holiday Bowl under interim coach Barney Cotton, while Bo was hired to lead the Youngstown State football team.
For more on Pelini's time with the Owls, here's a video recap of his time at FAU: