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Saints announce Dan Campbell among five additions to coaching staff


After spending most of 2015 as the Dolphins’ interim head coach, Dan Campbell has found a new job in New Orleans.

Campbell was added to the Saints’ staff as assistant head coach and tight ends coach, the team announced today. The addition of Campbell, which was announced today but reported weeks ago, gives the Saints a well-regarded assistant who succeeded at first in changing the culture in Miami, but ultimately failed to turn the team around after firing Joe Philbin.

The Saints have also hired Ronald Curry as an offensive assistant, Peter Giunta as senior defensive assistant, Aaron Glenn as secondary coach and Joe Lombardi as quarterbacks coach. Lombardi is beginning his second stint as the Saints’ quarterbacks coach; he also held that position before becoming the Lions’ offensive coordinator in 2014. The Lions fired Lombardi during the 2015 season.

In other changes to the Saints’ staff, Dennis Allen has officially become defensive coordinator on a permanent basis, Dan Roushar will serve as offensive line coach, Brian Young will serve as pass rush specialist and Brendan Nugent will serve as an offensive assistant.

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11 Responses to “Saints announce Dan Campbell among five additions to coaching staff”
  1. craniator says: Feb 2, 2016 7:06 PM

    The most celebrated 5-7 interim coach in NFL history.

  2. mrlaloosh says: Feb 2, 2016 7:12 PM

    They have more coaches then players…

  3. nomad57 says: Feb 2, 2016 7:54 PM

    If I remember right, Dan Campbell finished his playing career with the Saints under Sean Payton.

  4. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Feb 2, 2016 7:55 PM

    Can he help Drew Brees’ noodle arm?

  5. floratiotime says: Feb 2, 2016 8:04 PM

    But can he stop pouting long enough to actually coach?

  6. phinfan says: Feb 2, 2016 8:12 PM

    He certainly rides in on a wrecking ball. Much respect for the man… hope he does well.

  7. whodat5150 says: Feb 2, 2016 8:34 PM

    But Mickey Loomis is still there, huh?

  8. 87hollywoodhorn says: Feb 2, 2016 11:53 PM

    Why the heck did we make Dennis Allen the DC? We need to get the defensive establishment out of there. And I’m not hating or disrespecting the fact that Joe Vitt, Bill Johnson, and Dennis Allen brought an SB here.
    It’s just their ideas have been in the building for a while.
    Sean Payton still has a lot to learn about defense, but these guys have taught him everything they can.

  9. eljefedelmundo says: Feb 3, 2016 6:12 AM

    Dennis Allen, Joe Lombardi, it’s bringing the 44 gang back.

    Just need that Williams fellow now, what happened to him?

  10. fanofpft says: Feb 3, 2016 6:17 PM

    The most celebrated 5-7 interim coach in NFL history.

    Going back to the last low level position coach that had to lead a team. If there was ever others.

  11. bsizemore68 says: Feb 3, 2016 9:52 PM

    Dan did the best he could with what was giving him in Miami. I think Miami will have a better over all coaching staff this year, we will see. Bill

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