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Welcome Back Bo Pellini: LSU football’s new defensive coordinator

Welcome back Bo Pellini: LSU football’s new defensive coordinator. He replaces Dave Aranda, who left to become the head coach at Baylor.

It will be Bo Pellini’s second stint with LSU football, having served the Tigers’ defensive coordinator from 2005-2007 under former head coach Les Miles.

Under Pellini, LSU had one of the best defenses in the country. His fiery demeanor on the sideline will be a complete “180” from the stone-faced, no expression look of Dave Aranda. Based on archived stats from, the Tigers defense played “lights out” during Pellini’s tenure:

Here’s a look at the numbers.