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Report: Bo Pelini Bringing Back Brother Carl As Youngstown State DC, With Head Coach-In-Waiting Agreement

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)

Fiery former Nebraska Huskers head coach Bo Pelini is reportedly bringing his brother Carl Pelini back on staff as defensive coordinator.

After Bowling Green announced that the younger Pelini was leaving the program, this doesn't come as a huge surprise.

Carl Pelini served as BGSU's interim head coach this year, after the school became the first of the season to fire its coach, letting go of Mike Jinks.

He wasn't promoted to the full time job. Instead, the program hired Boston College offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler, but Pelini was set to stay on as defensive coordinator.

BGSU announced his departure today, and FootballScoop is reporting that he will return to Bo Pelini's staff at Youngstown State after a year away.

He served as coordinator and linebackers coach from 2015-17, which included a run to the FCS Championship Game.

Interestingly, this Carl Pelini hire seems to have some ramifications for Bo Pelini's future with the school.

Bo's contract runs up next month, and while the team slipped to 6-5 in 2017 and 4-7 this past fall, it is expected that he will return for 2019.

Per the report, though, Carl Pelini is joining the Youngstown State staff with an agreement to be the school's next head coach.

Source tells FootballScoop that Bowling Green defensive coordinator Carl Pelini is leaving BGSU to return to Youngstown State, where he is expected to be named defensive coordinator…and either expressly or with the understanding that he is now head coach in waiting.

It is unclear if that means that Bo Pelini will be gone after 2019 or 2020, or if he just wants to secure the job for his brother whenever he lands another job.

It certainly doesn't make it seems like he plans to lead the Penguins for the longterm future though.