Details emerge around payment for Bo Pelini's LSU exit package
The short stay for Bo Pelini at LSU will cost the Tigers a pretty penny in a termination agreement. In fact, the former defensive coordinator will receive $4 million by no later than Jan. 31.
Pelini was unable replicate the defensive production he had in his first stint with the Tigers nearly 13 years later and his team finished ranked 97th in scoring and 124th in total defense in the country. Steve Berkowitz of USA Today reported the details of the termination agreement.
Pelini took over for Dave Aranda, and was thought to be a capable replacement. But the Tigers’ defense never found its footing as the season opening loss against Mississippi State set off alarm bells across Tiger Country. LSU finished with a 5-5 overall record, however, the Tigers were No. 13 in the SEC in both total defense and pass defense.
Pelini originally received a 3-year, $2.3 million deal. He previously served the same position at LSU from 2005-07 under Les Miles, and helped the Tigers win the BCS National Championship during the 2007 season.
Per termination agreement with LSU, Bo Pelini will be getting $4 million payment no later than Jan. 31. He and school had agreed to lump payment rather than having buyout spread thru March 31, 2023.
— Steve Berkowitz (@ByBerkowitz) January 8, 2021