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Two Saints assistants leave for college jobs

UNIONDALE, NY - JUNE 07:  Head Coach Mike Neu of the New Orleans VooDoo looks on during warn-ups prior to their game against the New York Dragons on June 7, 2008 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the New York Dragons) Getty Images

Sean Payton will remain the Saints’ head coach in 2016, but a couple of members of his staff are leaving for other jobs.

Ball State University announced Thursday that Mike Neu will leave his job as the Saints’ quarterbacks coach to become their head coach. Neu started 38 games at quarterback for Ball State from 1990 to 1993 and was named the Mid-American Conference MVP and offensive player of the year in 1993. He coached in the Arena League and at Tulane before moving to the Saints in 2014.

“Mike is a tremendous coach, person and family man. In a place like college football where it is as important to mold the lives of young men as it is to win football games, he is the perfect man for the job,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees said in a statement from the school.

There will also be a new secondary coach in New Orleans with Wesley McGriff leaving to become the secondary coach and co-defensive coordinator at Auburn. McGriff was on the Saints’ staff for the last three seasons.

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12 Responses to “Two Saints assistants leave for college jobs”
  1. ariani1985 says: Jan 8, 2016 10:33 AM

    Will Drew get an explanation?

  2. floratiotime says: Jan 8, 2016 10:39 AM

    Drew was upset when he heard it didn’t free up cap space.

  3. sb44champs says: Jan 8, 2016 11:03 AM

    Brees is the best… Number 1 offense yet again!

  4. honkeyt says: Jan 8, 2016 11:28 AM

    Fire Dennis Allen

  5. Rdog says: Jan 8, 2016 11:46 AM

    Auburn really wanted someone that is associated with that horrible Saints defense?

  6. bassplucker says: Jan 8, 2016 11:47 AM

    Good for them. I get the feeling the Payton regime is winding down so if junior staffers have options for getting out, now is probably the time to take them.

  7. captainwhodat says: Jan 8, 2016 12:15 PM

    no 1 offense again…must be comforting for a 7-9 team out of the playoffs…again…

  8. saintdatazz says: Jan 8, 2016 12:17 PM

    Let Dennis Allen go and hire Lovie!!!!!!!!!!

  9. purplegreenandgold says: Jan 8, 2016 12:46 PM

    Love all the negative comments from the faithful few…where’s kalilmack and Mr Wright?…

  10. sb44champs says: Jan 8, 2016 3:53 PM

    no 1 offense again…must be comforting for a 7-9 team out of the playoffs…again…
    Top 5 team in winning percentage last decade!? Jealousy must really suck

  11. sb44champs says: Jan 8, 2016 3:54 PM

    WHO DAT!!!???!!!

  12. mr1drful says: Jan 8, 2016 9:32 PM

    Joe Vitt still hanging around like Rick Venturi. Ease on down the road Joe.

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