Multiple sources are reporting that former LSU defensive coordinator and current Youngstown State head coach Bo Pelini is expected to be named LSU's new defensive coordinator.

Pelini will replace Dave Aranda who is now the head coach at Baylor.

The news was first reported by Brett McMurphy with Stadium.com.


Pelini served as LSU's defensive coordinator under Les Miles from 2005-07 and was in charge of the defense when the Tigers won the 2008 BCS National Championship over Ohio State.

The 52-year old left LSU after the 2008 title game to become the head coach at Nebraska, going 67–27 and winning at least 9 games every year before he was fired in 2014.

Pelini has been the head coach at Youngstown State since 2015.
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43 Comments
I don't know man, i was expecting some young exuberant Defensive guy. I gotta trust O decisions.
Reply22 days
The others in the west just shiete in their pants!
Reply22 days
I liked Bo when he was here, but this ain’t 2007 anymore and I’m a bit skeptical. However, Coach O has earned my respect and I’m trusting he knows better than I do. My fingers will be crossed.
Reply22 days
Also, Ed has shown he’ll give a guy the ax if it ain’t working.
22 days
I mainly like it because it doesn't seem to be using this as a stepping stone job like most coordinators like Aranda and even Brady (I know he wasn't the OC but it was a stepping stone job) do. He has given running programs a shot. Hopefully this hirer means we have a good and consistent DC for many years.
Reply22 days
Back to the 4-3 baby!!!
Reply22 days
Maaaaaan, with the depth and talent that we have at D Line this 4-3 could not have come at a better time. Mark my words, our defensive front will be a wrecking crew in 2020.
22 days
This is usually the part where I complain and say we're regressing, etc. but I'm not even mad. Good luck, Bo. May the force be with you. I'll be enjoying the halcyon perfect season for at least another 3 years.
Reply22 days
His defenses were better than Arandas. That is without dispute. The question is, can he translate that former success against a then run heavy emphasis in tyhe SEC to a now pass-heavy, spread offense emphasis?
Reply22 days
This is a fantastic hire. Welcome back Bo.
Reply22 days
Big dick Bo. Love it. Any man that walks out with a cat in his hands at the beginning of the game Im for.
Reply23 days
We're gettin' the band back together!
Reply23 days
It’s about time we started winning
Reply23 days
LOL
22 days
Nebraska wishes they wouldn't have fired him, as no coach has come close to his record since he left.
Reply23 days
I definitely like the hire. But I’ll be very interested to hear how his fiery coaching style meshes with the other defensive coaches currently on staff. I know the other guys can get fiery at times but they aren’t at that level 24/7 like Bo is.
Reply23 days
There is a big cajun to keep him in check.
22 days
And I am sure the "big cajun" will entice his fiery coaching style.
22 days
it's the beaux and eaux sheaux
Reply23 days
With our new offense and our old defense, we may beat teams 55-3 all season!
Reply23 days
Fantasy land.
23 days
Run it back Bo! Lets go!
Reply23 days
SOLID!
Reply23 days
Like it like it Lots
Reply23 days
Welcome back Bo!!
Reply23 days
Good, this is a good decision. Burch wanted Pelini.
Reply23 days
dude, if that kid flips, sweet lord
23 days
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