By all accounts, LSU Head Coach Les Miles will announce on Thursday the hiring of Sooner Co-Defensive Coordinator and Secondary Coach Bob Pelini as their new Defensive Coordinator. Pelini will have complete control of the defense at LSU and have a larger role in who Coach Miles hires to fill out the rest of his staff.
One rumor that I can not substantiate is the one that says that Pelini will bring another coach from OU with him. From what we have learned, none of the remaining three defensive coaches are leaving OU to go to LSU. Brent Venables has already told LSU that he was not interested in leaving Norman and unless LSU wants to double the salaries of Jackie Shipp and Bobby Jack Wright, neither one of them are leaving.
Who will OU Head Coach Bob Stoops hire as secondary coach? That is anybody's guess at the moment. I think I can say with confidence that he will be highly thought of, and either Coach Stoops will know him or he will come highly recommended.
Pelini to LSU?
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