Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
In expected news, LSU and defensive coordinator Bo Pelini are parting ways after one season, according to multiple sources.

Pelini was hired on January 27, signing a three-year deal worth $2.3 million a year. He replaced former defensive coordinator Dave Aranda who was left for the head coach job at Baylor.

Pelini's buyout is about $5.2 million.

LSU's defense under Pelini struggled this season giving up an average of 34.9 points per game and 492 yards per game. The Tigers finished 2020 with a 5-5 record.

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Coach Zero should help pay for Poor Wennie's buyout. Zero make way too much and doesn't do much.
Reply4 months
Coach Zero blaming everyone else, except him, for poor season.
Reply4 months
Normally not a naysayer but the guys were clueless this year.
Reply4 months
How stupid to give his goofy arse a buyout
Reply4 months
Looks like we're gonna see a new Pellini Buyout fee on the ol' fee bill.
Reply4 months
I wish Sheppard had a little more coaching experience. I can see someone with a deeper relationship to LSU like him, as a Bradie James "field general" type guy, helping this program rediscover those days of shutdown defense.
Reply4 months
Is Bo going to be the new HC at the University of Bugtussle?
Reply4 months
This is fantastic news. Now make a better hire.
Reply4 months
Allison stokke
Reply4 months
Good riddance, the guy is cancer.
Reply4 months
Do people realize "buyouts" are really just the remainder of the contract? I feel like people think it's money on top of what he would make. It is pretty simple, if a coach signs $5 million contract for 5 years at $1 million per year, and is fired after one year, his buyout if $4 million. I don't get why people are so outraged over this. It sucks, yes, but this is the market. No football coach is signing non-guaranteed contracts lmao
Reply4 months
Why should he be paid 5 years of good work for 1 year of shitty work? Is anyone else going to give him that kind of money? If not, he isn’t worth it. That simple.
4 months
Do you realize that contracts are rarely simple? Most schools do not simply agree to a buyout of the full amount. More often, this is negotiated. A coach with more leverage will get more of a buyout. What was Bo's leverage? That LSU agreed to whatever he wanted? Most initial contracts are a 50-75% buyout. For non-HCs, it's less. That Pelini would could the full amount is just horrible negotiation on LSU's part. Basically, they bent over and took it.
4 months
These buyouts piss me off and this has been gets mega rich after one year of pitiful coaching
Reply4 months
"Pelini's buyout is about $5.2 million." - That's good work if you can get it! Or if an administration is just THAT stupid!
Reply4 months
"Pelini's buyout is about $5.2 million." Do I hear anybody saying "Pud dis un awn me"?
Reply4 months
Funds are gonna be scarce on paying the replacement. Let’s hope that O turns it around and finds a Joe Brady like deal. His job will depend on it.
Reply4 months
He gone 2022
4 months
Guy should have never been given this type of Contract . this is on Woodard
Reply4 months
Agree, Woodward should be fired before Bo.
4 months
Respeck Bo's decision!!!
Reply4 months
Thank God. Hopefully we bring a good DC in. GEAUX TIGERS!
Reply4 months
I wish I could get paid that much to suck at my job.
Reply4 months
So 7.5 million for the year. Not bad.
Reply4 months
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