Bo Pelini out as LSU DC after just one season
The reports were true, Bo Pelini’s time as the LSU defensive coordinator have come to an end.
On Monday night, LSU and Pelini parted ways after just one season in Baton Rouge. The Tigers struggled defensively all season long and the team finished with a 5-5 record after winning the national championship last year.
“LSU and Pelini agreed to a financial settlement to end Pelini’s employment agreement with the University,” the athletic department said in a release on Monday. “As part of the agreement, Pelini will accept a one-time payment in lieu of liquidated damages detailed in his contract.”
Per the Daily Advertiser, the lump sum will be under $5.2 million.
Pelini took the job at LSU after serving as the head coach at Youngstown State for the last five seasons. His teams compiled a 33-28 record and reached the FCS Playoffs one time, playing in the championship game in 2016.
Before the Youngstown State days, Pelini was the head coach at Nebraska from 2008 through 2014. The Huskers were 67-27 under Pelini, playing in a bowl game every year, winning a minimum of 9 games each season and finishing the year ranked in the Associated Press Poll five times in seven seasons.