Guess Which LSU Coach Will Get Millions to Go Away
After a season that virtually every LSU fan would describe as disappointing, the school's athletic department has announced that a number of assistants under head man Ed Orgeron will not be back for the 2021 season.
No doubt the Tigers biggest problems in this just completed season occurred on the defensive side of the ball. It wasn't only the yardage and points that the LSU defenders surrendered that led to the departure of Defensive Coordinator Bo Pelini after just one season. It was the seeming disarray, especially in the secondary, that opponents seemed to exploit all season long.
Pelini, who is guaranteed the last two years on his three year deal, is expected to get about $5 million to leave Baton Rouge.
And numerous sources are reporting that the Tigers coaching shakeup won't end there. According to cbssports.com reports, safeties coach Bill Busch and defensive line coach Bill Johnson will also be departing, Johnson via retirement.
Meanwhile, theadvocate.com says that the Tigers will also be parting ways with Passing Game Coordinator Scott Linehan. They also report that The Linehan is due the full amount of his two-year, $800,000 per annum contract. That buyout will cost the school approximately $1 million.
This season marked Pelini's return to LSU. He headed the Tigers defense under former Coach Les Miles from 2005-07. Pelini left LSU to take over the head coacing position at Nebraska, where he was fired after seven seasons.