Sep 21, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis before a game against the Minnesota Vikings at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports – Saints Fire Director of College Scouting Rick Reiprish
It was reported earlier today, the Saints hired former Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland for a college scouting job. However Jeff Ireland later said that he has only spoken to the Saints about a job and not agreed on a contract to join the organization. Jeff Ireland also said that he hopes to work for New Orleans. Now, the team has an opening for a director of college scouting.
Rick Reiprish held the job until Tuesday, but he’s told several reporters that Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis fired him today. Reiprish is in Mobile for the Senior Bowl, so it makes sense that he said the news came as a surprise to him even after the Saints promised changes after their disappointing season. Reiprish told Lyons Yellin of WWL-TV that he has no “hard feelings” toward the organization that he’s worked for since 2004 as a result of the move.
ProFootball Talk reports Reiprish said that the first he’d heard of Ireland possibly joining the club came when he spoke to his wife after being fired. All indications are the Saints will hire Ireland.