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AP source: Saints' Nielsen accepts LSU coordinator job

New Orleans Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen has agreed in principle to become LSU's next defensive coordinator, a person familiar with the situation said.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Monday because some contractual details were still pending.

Nielsen is in line to become LSU's third defensive coordinator in three seasons. He replaces Bo Pelini, whose defense struggled in the 2020 season. The Tigers ranked 124th nationally in total defense, allowing 492 yards per game.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: M. Brennan1112
Passing TDs: M. Brennan11
Rushing Yards: T. Davis-Price446
Rushing TDs: T. Davis-Price3
Receiving Yards: K. Boutte735
Receiving TDs: T. Marshall Jr.10
Interceptions: E. Ricks4
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/5 vs. UTSA Cancelled
9/19 at Rice Cancelled
9/26 vs. Mississippi State L 34 - 44
10/3 at Vanderbilt W 41 - 7
10/10 at Missouri L 41 - 45
10/24 vs. South Carolina W 52 - 24
10/31 at Auburn L 11 - 48
11/21 at Arkansas W 27 - 24
11/28 at 5 Texas A&M L 7 - 20
12/5 vs. 1 Alabama L 17 - 55
12/12 at 6 Florida W 37 - 34
12/19 vs. Ole Miss W 53 - 48
Southeastern
East
  Conference Overall
7 Florida 8-2 8-4
9 Georgia 7-2 8-2
Missouri 5-5 5-5
Kentucky 4-6 5-6
Tennessee 3-7 3-7
South Carolina 2-8 2-8
Vanderbilt 0-9 0-9
West
  Conference Overall
1 Alabama 10-0 13-0
5 Texas A&M 8-1 9-1
Auburn 6-4 6-5
LSU 5-5 5-5
Mississippi 4-5 5-5
Arkansas 3-7 3-7
Mississippi State 3-7 4-7
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4339 (31)
Passing Yards: 3122 (16)
Rushing Yards: 1217 (80)
Points per game: 32.0 (39)
Yards per game: 433.9 (35)
Touchdowns: 33 (44)
Field Goals: 18 (10)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4920 (118)
Passing Yards: 3230 (124)
Rushing Yards: 1690 (83)
Points per game: 34.9 (99)
Yards per game: 492.0 (124)
Touchdowns: 42 (111)
Field Goals: 12 (91)
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