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The return to Tiger Stadium as LSU's defensive coordinator didn't exactly go the way Bo Pelini wanted on Saturday vs. Mississippi State. The Tigers defensive gave up 623 passing yards and six touchdowns in the 44-34 opening loss to the Bulldogs.

On Monday, head coach Ed Orgeron said that Pelini was the first one to come up to him after the game to take blame for the loss.
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"He's the first guy to come see me in my dressing room. First guy. He said, Coach, I should have done a better job. And he was hurting just like everybody else. And we went over the film, and he saw the things that he did well, saw the things that we must and will improve. He's been fantastic today. He's eager. He's an outstanding coach. He's hurting just like everybody else."

"Bo gave great speeches on Friday night. He handles the defense. He's very emotional. You know, he's been a head coach. He knows how to talk to the football team. He had the guys motivated. He's been very, I want to say not apologetic, not humble, but just, hey, you know what, I could have done better, Coach. Very loyal, hurt, you know, hurting that he didn't do better, hurting that the defense didn't do better, just like we all are. But I told him, hey, put it on me, we're going to get it fixed."
The Tigers look to get back on track this Saturday at Vanderbilt. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. CT on the SEC Network.
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Well, Lou Tepper was our DC from 1997-1999 and maybe the world's worst DC...He was followed by Bo Pellini and Bo's first game as DC was so bad the NO writers referred to it as the Tepperllini defense...After that first game, Bo's teams got much better including holding Oklahoma and its Heisman QB to 14 points in the National Championship game...let's give him a chance.
Reply11 days
I'm starting to get a Les Miles vibe with Coach O. What happen to telling the truth??? TELL THE TRUTH MONDAY?
Reply22 days
R u delirious? We just 15 and 0 and he changed everything about LSU is and he reminds you of Miles?
22 days
Go back to sleep.
21 days
Weak
Reply23 days
that's just coachspeak. Fix the defense.
Reply23 days
5 losses incoming
Reply23 days
Where is your sister?
22 days
Disappointed of course you should be they did not play comparable to last year whatsoever. But truthfully that is expected when you lose almost your entire team. These kids have not had the offseason learning and reps that they would normally have. They will get better but we likely have one of if not the youngest least experienced team at this point in college. Covid-19 didnt do them any favors in the offseason either.
Reply23 days
Some of you LSU fans seriously crack me up how incredibly fast you go straight to scuttling the ship. LSU lost a ton of rock star athletes and coaches from last year all of the field. This is by any team’s definition a huge rebuilding year, but even then, this team will drastically improve. They will work this out.
Reply23 days
I'm with you. Been down this road before as an LSU fan. The team is too talented not to improve. We'll see a totally different effort on Saturday.
23 days
Facts, same with Saints fans.
22 days
Box pelini is a meathead
Reply23 days
Ed O won't be so kind with the Flowery words next game you can just tell. Pellini welcome back to the SEC we have high and higher standards here.
Reply23 days
Excuse me.....is this the bandwagon fan site. Shut the frick up. Be happy for last year and now support the rebuild....17 starters gone...
Reply23 days
Stop mistaking disappointment for lack of support. Everyone’s still gonna be cheering for LSU this Saturday, dummy.
23 days
Look Twill you better work on that poor excuse of a man cave you got baw
23 days
Tommy, you need to back into exile where I sent you in the first place lest you top your reigning best melt of all time. Keep those half decade old “jokes” alive, drunky.
23 days
What response?
Reply23 days
blah blah blah
Reply23 days
I think he should forfeit his salary for the first week. Maybe he should donate it to the needy. He certainly did not earn it.
Reply23 days
Don’t care, fix the defense
Reply23 days
All that coach speech doesn’t mean squat. Hell, he should be hurting and feeling guilty for not earning the roughly $200,000 per game salary. We won’t learn anything vs Vandy or Mizzou. Florida should be interesting.
Reply23 days
Check out the Florida defensive stats vs. the lane train.
23 days
Washed up tard
Reply23 days
Just like your mother.
22 days
I think the defense will be turnaround to and put together a respectable defense for the rest of the year. Poor O-line and QB play is what worries me the most...
Reply23 days
And not the 600 yards?
23 days
I said I thought they would turn it around. Was I not clear that I believe they will overcome their poor performance? dumb@$$
23 days
frick Pelini I remember when he was here last time.
Reply23 days
yeah I remember 2007 as well.
23 days
Oh you remember Casey dick and Andre Woodson too then
23 days
What’s your point thermal? Still won the title.
23 days
Bull shite response. Like great speeches and excuses make a difference. The amount of talent on the field was still superior to moo st and he shot the bed period
Reply23 days
Not so sure the talent we actually had on the field in the secondary WAS in fact superior to Moo State's receivers.
23 days
To the guy the below. We all know that the secondary is young, so sometimes run a zone or a 3 man rush. Pelini rushed 4 every play and played man On top of that he kept running that stupid stunt play where ali would have to loop inside and got no pressure. He was our best pass rusher and you're going to keep taking him out the play on 3rd
23 days
We've seen this song and dance before.
Reply23 days
We'll, we sucked in the start of 2017, improved dramatically and then went on to have the best season of all time in 2019. So as pathetic as that performance was, he has shown an ability to improve things.
23 days
Oh, I'm not talking about Ed O. Talking about BP. O will fire BP if the doesn't shape up.
23 days
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