By Keith Null
As the NFL hiring season nears its end, the New Orleans Saints coaching is staff is likely to remain whole for at least one more season. The New England Patriots had been seeking a new defensive coordinator after predecessor Matt Patricia and the Detroit Lions agreed in principle to make him their next head coach weeks ago. Several names emerged including current Saints’ defensive backs coach Aaron Glenn.
Patricia has officially been named the head coach of the Lions with Super Bowl LII in the rearview mirror. To fill his vacant position Bill Belichick has tapped former Buccaneers head coach and Ohio State DC Greg Schiano to be his replacement.
The hiring officially eliminated Glenn from consideration and ensures he returns to New Orleans’ coaching staff for the foreseeable future.
The former player turned coach joined the Saints secondary group before the start of the 2016 season. New Orleans defensive backfield ranked last in pass defense that year, but it was Glenn who coached up perennial backup Sterling Moore and undrafted rookie Ken Crawley into respectable starters after a rash of injuries.
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