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LSU Firing Bo Pelini After Latest Loss?

LSU Firing Bo Pelini After Latest Loss?

Bo Pelini was hired as LSU’s defensive coordinator this past offseason. The expectation was that he would seamlessly slip into the vacancy left behind by Dave Aranda, who left to become Baylor’s head coach.

So far, Pelini isn’t off to a great start.

The Tigers fell to Missouri 45-41 on Saturday in an outing that saw a complete defensive collapse from Pelini and Co. The loss drops LSU to 1-2 on the year.

Head coach Ed Orgeron admitted after the game that his defensive coordinator was not delivering.

“I love Bo,” he said.

“I think Bo’s gonna be a great defensive coordinator. He’s done it before. But we have to get better. There’s some things that we need to fix and we need to coach better. There’s some things that we need to look at schematically.”

LSU fans were absolutely livid with what they saw.

LSU signed Pelini to a three-year deal that will pay him around $2.3 million annually, so they are unlikely to fire him this weekend. However, every program has a limit – and the Tigers are rapidly approaching theirs.

Based on his early performance, it’s probably safe to assume that Pelini won’t be around for too much longer.

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Charles Kruger

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