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Nebraska Has Finished Paying Former Coach Bo Pelini

Bo Pelini wearing a headset on the sideline,

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 05: Head coach Bo Pelini of the Youngstown State Penguins looks on in the first half against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the game at Heinz Field on September 5, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

It's been several years since the Nebraska Cornhuskers divorced themselves from former head coach Bo Pelini. Thanks to his buyout, the school was forced to pay a lot of money for breaking its contract with him at the end of 2014.

Per a statement from the Nebraska athletic department on Wednesday, the achool has made the final severance payment to Pelini after the firing. The payment was for $128,009, bringing the grand total of severance pay to $6.54 million over four years, per the Omaha World-Herald.

In seven seasons at Nebraska, Pelini led the Huskers to four division titles: Three Big 12 North titles and one Big Ten Legends title. He went 67-27 overall, and was 3-3 in bowl games.

Pelini was fired at the end of the 2014 regular season after losing two of his last three games. Barney Cotton served as interim coach for the Huskers' trip to the Holiday Bowl.

He landed on his feet very quickly though.

Just days after being fired by Nebraska, Pelini was hired as head coach of Youngstown State, where he quickly turned the team around.

After going 5-6 in 2015, Pelini led the Penguins to the FCS Championship Game in 2015, losing to James Madison but finishing No. 2 in the FCS postseason polls.

[Omaha World-Herald]