Instead, he got something that was quite familiar to him in 2011 — another loss. Much like his final season at FAU, he was blown out 51-3, but had a message for the North’s coach.
“You got the victory, but I got a whole lot of character,” Schnellenberger jokingly said to Bobby Bowden after the game.
The teams were split up into two sides: the North and the South. The game was between NFL draft eligible collegiate players which were from, or had connections to North and South Florida. FAU had three representatives: Punter Mickey Groody, defensive tackle Kevin Cyrille, and defensive tackle Jarvis Givens.
Groody and Cyrille represented the South; Givens represented the North. Groody had an efficient game, with his seven punts averaging 42.9 yards, with a long of 52. Cyrille recorded no tackles. Givens had one tackle.
“This game was about bringing football to the area”, said Schnellenberger when asked about this being his last game on the sidelines. He did however say he would return to coach again if invited.
Schnellenberger sees potential for the all-star game to turn into a showcase for the football talent in Florida and wants it to be played annually.
“This [event] can be super important for Palm Beach County, and all of South Florida,” Schnellenberger said, “We need to develop a football mindset in this area.”