After years of living in the shadow of the Big Ten conference, former Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini is taking his talents to the FCS.
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After much speculation as to where former Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini would go after being fired, he has apparently decided to move from the FBS to the FCS to take over the Youngstown State Penguins football program.
Pelini was fired in November after seven years at Nebraska, but has a connection to the location as he went to high school in Youngstown, Ohio.
A prominent DC at LSU and Oklahoma, Pelini, in his first head-coaching job, was unable to produce a consistent winner with Nebraska, never winning more than 10 games in a season and never making it to the Rose Bowl. Pelini was 67-27 as Nebraska’s coach, passing Tom Osborne for the most wins at the school in a coach’s first seven years.
Pelini joins legendary Ohio State coach Jim Tressel, who is the president of Youngstown State.
Youngstown State has had four straight winning seasons, but has been unable to place higher than third in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The 2014 season saw them start 7-2 overall, but then they lost their final three games of the season to finish 7-2 overall and 6th in the Conference ranking.