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New Orleans Saints fill their secondary coach position and hire Ole Miss DB coach Wesley McGriff


October 23, 2011; New Orleans, LA, USA; A general view of the logo at midfield prior to kickoff of a game between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints have filled one of the few remaining pieces left or more importantly the most glaring one that has been vacant since Ken Flajole was fired leaving the secondary coach position open for a worthy candidate.

The Saints apparently found it with the hiring of Ole Miss co-defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff.  After Flajole was fired along with defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, it was a wonder who the Saints would bring in to fix the ailing secondary.

Ailing of course is being a bit generous even though there were flashes of turning things around followed by utter breakdowns in coverages and all out collapses.  The front office already sent out a message to everyone when they released second year cornerback Johnny Patrick who was thought to have a bright future at one time in New Orleans.

McGriff has most notably coached defensive backs at Ole Miss(2012), Vanderbilt(2011), and The University of Miami(2007-2010).  During his 22 coaching career McGriff has had the chance to coach NFL players like New York Giants safety Kenny Phillips and Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields.