The Battle of LSU, the Saints ends with Nielsen remaining in New Orleans

LSU Coach Ed Orgiron He will have to continue his search for a new defense coordinator.

On Monday, NFL’s Gene Slater and other news outlets reported the New Orleans Saints defensive line coach: Ryan Nielsen Coach Sean Payton told him he was ready to take on the position of Defense Coordinator at Baton Rouge. Sources confirmed the same with Geaux247 staff.

But then there was a hitch, as Slater later reported that the Saints had not currently signed the Nielsen release as the franchise disputed “whether Nielsen’s contract language would support the move to the ranks of the college.”

By Tuesday morning, Orgeron was at 104.5 of ESPN’s Off the Bench with T Bob Hebert To share the latest news from the end of LSU.

“We’re still working on it,” said Orgiron. It is a primary candidate. Obviously, I love Ryan. He is a smart, young, energetic trainer that we highly recommend. But there are still some things to work on to see if he can still come to LSU, and those things aren’t final yet. “

On Tuesday afternoon, Bruce Feldman reported that Nielsen would remain with the Saints and not take over the role of Defense Coordinator, as sources told Geaux247 staff that the Saints would not release Nielsen from his contract.

Nielsen was the last target to be replaced by Orgeron Bo Bellini, Who spent one season as Defense Coordinator under Orgeron. Baylor Coach Dave Aranda He was previously LSU’s Defense Coordinator ahead of Bellini’s 2020 season in Baton Rouge.

Nielsen, a graduate of Southern Cal University, played a defensive role under Orgeron in the late 1990s and Earl 2000. His first college coaching job was as a graduate assistant under Orgeron at USC in 2002, and made his way in the coaching ranks from there. In 2005, Orgiron appointed Nielsen as defensive line coach at Ole Miss, and the two spent three seasons together at Oxford. From 2013 to 2016, Nielsen was the defensive streak / recruitment coordinator / running coordinator in North Carolina, taking his rise to fame at a new speed. After he was in the mix for the Broyles Prize, the Saints lead Shawn Payton Nielsen snatched as coach of the team’s defensive line in 2017, and his results have been impressive over four seasons with the team.

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Now, Payton & Co. has put restrictions on Orgiron’s attempt to woo the talented Aide of the Saints.

As for the Tigers, there are still three employees to be appointed on the defensive side of football.

Orgeron has to find a defensive coordinator, and then assign him a defensive line or midfield coach, plus a new safety coach.

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