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Saints hire former scout, Tulane coach for assistant job

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The Saints’ search for a quarterbacks coach didn’t go far.

According to Tammy Nunez of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints hired Tulane quarterbacks coach Mike Neu for the same job.

He’ll replace Joe Lombardi, who left to become the Lions offensive coordinator.

Neu has worked with the Saints before as a college scout,

The ties between the Saints and the local college program are numerous, as former Saints receivers coach Curtis Johnson is the head coach there, and Neu coached Saints third-stringer Ryan Griffin.

He also coached the New Orleans VooDoo of the Arena League, which was owned by Saints owner Tom Benson at the time.

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5 Responses to “Saints hire former scout, Tulane coach for assistant job”
  1. darthsaint says: Feb 5, 2014 10:23 AM

    Championship!! =p

  2. branbeezy says: Feb 5, 2014 11:55 AM

    If Saints get a legit WR and better protection, this team can go to the superbowl.

  3. kneelbeforesod says: Feb 5, 2014 12:23 PM

    Oh, so he’s the Neu hire.

    I’m here all week, folks.

  4. whodoyousuppose says: Feb 5, 2014 1:25 PM

    Wonder if this hire isn’t about accelerating Griffin’s progression and pushing him up to #2 on the depth chart. Brees doesn’t need a QB coach and Griffin will certainly benefit from having a familiar coach around.

  5. 87hollywoodhorn says: Feb 6, 2014 4:13 PM

    Yea I like the idea of developing Ryan Griffin into the best backup Brees has ever had. We can draft a guy and make that guy beat out Griffin for the job. Poaching Tulane coaching talent is a little crazy though. They just cant be that good of coaches. Tulane’s AD probably likes it, its like prestige that the Saints would want somebody from their staff. Idk tho, y im in custodial arts and not profootball

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