LINCOLN, Neb. -- LSU defensive coordinator Bo Pelini has Tom
Osborne's "full support" to coach the Tigers in the Allstate
BCS Championship Game.
Nebraska's interim athletic director said Tuesday that his new
football coach will be on the sidelines as LSU takes on
Ohio State on Jan. 7 at New Orleans.
"Bo has been at LSU for three years, and its players and
coaches have worked very hard for a chance to win the national
championship," Osborne said. "The two-week dead period in
recruiting gives him a chance to take care of some unfinished
business at LSU without really putting us in any kind of bind."
Meanwhile, Pelini was recruiting and hiring coaches, including
former longtime Nebraska assistant Ron Brown, who said Monday he
was hired as tight ends coach.
Nebraska spokesman Keith Mann said Pelini wants to hire all nine
assistants before making the list public.