Tigers West/Florida Atlantic's Schnellenberger Meet for New Orleans Bowl Luncheon - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Tigers West/Florida Atlantic's Schnellenberger Meet for New Orleans Bowl Luncheon

We're just under 2-weeks and counting till Kickoff of the New Orleans Bowl.

The Memphis Tigers will face the Florida Atlantic Owls down in the Big Easy.

The Head Coaches for the Two Teams meet the media down in New Orleans today...

Tommy West of the U of M is ecstatic about returning to the scene of his first Bowl Game as the Tigers Head Man..

Silver Haired legendary Coach Howard Schnellenberger built the FAU program from scratch after coming out of Retirement..

He'd rebuilt Miami into a National power in the 80's, took Louisville to the Fiesta Bowl..and now he's got the Sun Belt Conference Champions.

  Schnellenberger says:

"Our team had made it it's goal..and worked 365 days to get to a bowl game.. And I must say our practices the last 3-days have been the best since i've been here."

  Says Tommy West:

"It's great for me to return to the Bowl where it all started for us 5 years ago.. It's not just good for me, but it's good for our fans who love to come to New Orleans..and its' great for our players who've worked soo hard to get this honor for us."

The Tigers Meet Florida Atlantic in the New Orleans Bowl Friday December 21st.

Kickoff is 7pm.

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