Saints Promote and Keep Ryan Nielsen From LSU
On Monday it looked as though New Orleans Saints assistant coach Ryan Nielsen was in line to become LSU's next defensive coordinator but due to a clause in his contract, it wasn't in the cards.
However, on Tuesday, with Dan Campbell taking the Detriot Lions head coaching job, see Adam Schefter:
The position of Associate Head Coach became available and the Saints decided to promote Nielsen to that spot which, according to Saints ESPN reporter Mike Triplett is a great keep for New Orleans.
Not only a new title and more responsibility but the job security that comes with a three-year contract.
Nielsen was coaching the defensive line during the 2020 season and just completed his fourth season with the team and has been a key reason the Saints run defense has been so stout.
So, as the Saints usher in what may be a new era of football if Drew Brees retires. Nielsen will get an opportunity to leave his mark on a defense that will need to continue to produce at a high level if they want to continue the success they've had over the last four years.
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