Bo
Pelini
Defensive Coordinator

Career


  • Returned to the Tiger coaching staff in 2020 after serving five seasons as head coach at Youngstown State
  • One of the most respected and innovative defensive minds in the game
  • Started coaching career in 1991, serving as a graduate assistant coach at Iowa
  • Coaching background includes nine years in the NFL coaching for the 49ers, the Patriots and the Packers
  • Third-winningest head coach in Nebraska history, with 66 victories in seven seasons with the Huskers

Personal


  • Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School in 1986
  • Standout free safety at Ohio State, earning four letters from 1987-90
  • Three-time selection to the Academic All-Big Ten team as well as serving as team captain for the Buckeyes 1990
  • Married to wife, Mary Pat, with three children: Patrick, Kate, and Caralyn

Experience


1991
Iowa
graduate assistant
1993
Cardinal Mooney High School
Quarterbacks
1994-96
San Francisco 49ers
Defensive Backs
1997-99
New England Patriots
Linebackers
2000-02
Green Bay Packers
Linebackers
2003
Nebraska
Defensive Coordinator
2004
Oklahoma
Co-Defensive Coordinator
2005-07
LSU
defensive coordinator
2008-2014
Nebraska
Head Coach
2015-19
Youngstown State
Head Coach
2020-
LSU
Defensive Coordinator

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