Bo Pelini Crazy LSU Contract Details Revealed
Bo Pelini’s crazy LSU contract details were revealed on Tuesday.
On Monday, the Tigers announced that Pelini was being brought on board to serve as the program’s new defensive coordinator.
Pelini will replace Dave Aranda, who left LSU to become the new had coach of Baylor following Matt Rhule’s departure.
This past season, Aranda was the highest paid assistant in college football making $2.5 million.
Orgeron said he and Pelini have “briefly” talked about what defense they’ll run at #LSU. He said “it’s going to be his decision which way he wants to go.”
Pelini ran a 4-3 at LSU, but he also ran 3-4 under Pete Carroll in the NFL.https://t.co/ppJb1Xq3wW
— Brooks Kubena (@BKubena) January 28, 2020
Pelini will not make that much.
Despite this being his second go-round at LSU, Pelini will be making $2.3 million annually with the Tigers.
“A source said Pelini agreed to a three-year contract worth $2.3 million per year, a figure just under the $2.5 million LSU was paying his predecessor, Dave Aranda, who left Baton Rouge to be the head coach at Baylor,” reported The Advocate.
“Such a payment would make Pelini the second highest-paid assistant in the nation, below Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, who just signed a new $2.5 million per year deal.”
Pelini previously spent two years with LSU under Les Miles in 2005. He departed in 2007 to become the head coach at Nebraska, going 67-27 in in his seven seasons there.
After his run with the Huskers, Pelini became the head coach at Youngstown State. There he earned $400,000 annually.