BATON ROUGE (KMTV) — Former Huskers head coach Bo Pelini is parting ways with LSU after just one season as defensive coordinator. The school made the announcement late Monday night. Pelini will receive a one-time undisclosed payment to buy out his contract.
“While this year has been challenging in many ways, the decision to return to LSU – a place that I love with many wonderful memories – is something that I’m thankful for. However, after meeting with Coach O and discussing the future of the program, we have mutually decided that it’s best we part ways,” Pelini said. “I wish nothing but success for LSU, Coach O and the players that I thoroughly enjoyed coaching and getting to know this year. I was proud of how hard our team competed down stretch, the way our young guys stepped up and were developing and the overall direction we were headed.
“I am grateful to call Coach O a friend and I am thankful for the opportunity to come back to LSU, but I have decided to move on in my coaching career. I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Coach O, the staff, the players and the entire LSU community. I will be pulling for the Tigers wherever my next stop may be.”
The Tigers were ranked 124th out of 127 FBS teams this season in total defense allowing 492 yards per game.