Former Huskers coach Pelini joins OU staff
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and interim head coach Bo Pelini to be its co-defensive coordinator on Saturday, just four days after he was fired by new Cornhuskers coach Bill Callahan. Pelini, one of seven assistants fired by Callahan earlier this week, replaces the departed Mike Stoops, who was named head coach at Arizona in November.
He will coach defensive backs and serve as co-defensive coordinator with Brent Venables, who will fill another position vacated by Stoops, that of associate head coach.
Under Pelini, who assumed defensive coordinator duties at
"Bo comes in with a great track record," OU head coach Bob Stoops said. "He has enjoyed success on many levels."
Pelini, who served as defensive coordinator under former
Pelini was a candidate to replace Solich, who was fired in November, but the school settled on Callahan instead.