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Sport LSU's Ed Orgeron taking gamble with hiring of Bo Pelini as defensive coordinator

01:55  28 january  2020
01:55  28 january  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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LSU Tigers head football coach Ed Orgeron received a six-year contract extension worth million. Means he' s a good spot to hire a defensive coordinator

Pelini was LSU ' s defensive coordinator from 2005-07. Youngstown State also released a statement that Pelini had resigned his post as coach -- a role served in for five years. The hiring fills in a huge vacancy for coach Ed Orgeron 's staff after Dave Aranda left to take the head coaching job at

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BATON ROUGE. La. - The last time I saw Bo Pelini in person was at about 4 a.m. on Jan. 8, 2008, on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

Just a few hours before, his LSU defense had held off his alma mater, Ohio State, for a 38-24 victory in the Bowl Championship Series national championship game in the Louisiana Superdome.

Pelini had continued coordinating LSU's defense through the end of that season after being hired as Nebraska's coach in early December.

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It is 12 years and another job later, and Pelini is back as LSU's defensive coordinator. Pelini just finished his fifth season as the head coach at Youngstown State.

"We are privileged to have one of the top defensive coordinators in all of football in Bo Pelini join our staff," LSU coach Ed Orgeron said in a school release late Monday afternoon. "Bo has had some of the best defenses in football during his career, and we are looking forward to him bringing his tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise back to LSU to continue to win championships."

Pelini will replace Dave Aranda, who earlier this month left LSU after four seasons to become Baylor's head coach.

On the surface, it does not look like a good hire. But then again, neither did LSU's hiring of another journeyman named Ed Orgeron as head coach in 2016.

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Pelini was LSU ' s defensive coordinator from 2005-07. The school has not officially announced the hiring . Pelini 's defenses finished in the top 20 nationally in total defense in each of his three seasons with the Tigers, including in 2007 when they won the BCS National Championship over Ohio State.

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Pelini, 52, averaged nine wins a year at Nebraska from 2008-2014, but he was fired as he never won a conference championship in the Big 12 or Big Ten and had some anger management issues with his superiors.

Apparently, he was a better game manager than Cornhusker clout realized, though, as Nebraska has won nine games in a season once through two head coaches since. Mike Riley went 6-7, 9-4 and 4-8 through three seasons and finished over .500 in conference once. Present coach Scott Frost has gone 9-15 in two seasons.

Pelini  struggled as head coach at Youngstown State, which is in his hometown in Ohio. Other than a 12-4 season in 2016 when his team reached the Football Championship Series title game, he has gone 5-6, 6-5, 4-7 and 6-6.

His Nebraska defenses were often not great - 55th in the nation in total yards allowed in 2008 and 37th and 35th in 2011 and 2012.

His LSU defenses, which were loaded with talent left by Nick Saban after the 2004 season, finished No. 3 in the nation every season he was at LSU. But he had a few eally bad games at a time when college offenses were not nearly as explosive as they are now.

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In 2005, Pelini was hired by LSU Tigers Head Coach Les Miles, again as defensive coordinator . His success continued, as LSU was ranked 3rd nationally in I take full responsibility for these comments. They were spoken in a private room following the Ohio State game. I was venting following a series of

Pelini has been LSU ’ s defensive coordinator before, serving in the role on Les Miles’ staff from 2005-07. In addition to Pelini , sources tell FootballScoop Ed Orgeron has spoken with other candidates including Dallas Cowboys passing game coordinator (under Jason Garrett) Kris Richard.

So what is Orgeron doing?

Surely, he could have hired one of the hottest defensive coordinator prospects in the nation, including former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator and former Dallas Cowboys secondary coach Kris Richard, who is only 40.

Of course, Orgeron went the hot route before with Matt Canada, whom he hired to be offensive coordinator after the 2016 season. That didn't work out.

Maybe, Orgeron sees in Pelini what then-LSU athletic director Joe Alleva and some LSU Board of Supervisors saw in Orgeron in 2016 when they made him interim head coach at LSU. Orgeron had failed head coach at Ole Miss.

Maybe Pelini, a "failed" coach at Nebraska at 67-27, deserves another shot at big time college football.

"The opportunity to return to LSU is truly unique," Pelini said in LSU's release. "Culturally, with my prior experience at LSU, I know it is a great fit for me. The chance to work with Coach Orgeron, the ability to take charge of the Tigers' defense, I'm extremely excited about. All of that in a place that both my family and I immensely enjoyed when we were there before. We are very honored and looking forward to this next chapter."

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It's nice of Orgeron to help Pelini, whose original contract at Youngstown was only in the $200,000 range, and roll the dice. Pelini will reportedly make more than $2 million per year at LSU.

But Orgeron's not hiring Pelini to help Pelini. Orgeron likes Pelini's defensive philosophy, much like he liked former pass game coordinator Joe Brady's philosophy.

And, at this point, after the greatest season in college football history, it's hard to question anything Orgeron does.

If Orgeron says so, Pelini may as well be Fellini.

This article originally appeared on Lafayette Daily Advertiser: LSU's Ed Orgeron taking gamble with hiring of Bo Pelini as defensive coordinator

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