Earlier tonight, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the Saints plan to hire Rob Ryan to be the team’s next defensive coordinator. Thereafter, Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that Ryan will be interviewed on Friday, a day after coach Sean Payton interviews Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.
While we can’t confirm Schefter’s report that the Saints plan to hire Ryan, we can confirm Holder’s report regarding the plan to interview Grantham on Thursday and Ryan on Friday.
It’s possible both reports are correct. But plans, as we’ve seen, can change — whether they’re virtually certain or 95-percent complete.
So maybe it will be Ryan. Or maybe it will be Grantham. Or maybe it will be someone else.