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jergensl 01-23-2006 12:23 PM

New Defensive Coordinator
Gary Gibbs (former LB coach for the Cowboys) is now the Saints' Defensive Coordinator.

gfanaticlsu 01-23-2006 12:27 PM

RE: New Defensive Coordinator
Saints hire Gary Gibbs as defensive coordinator

By Mike Triplett
Staff writer

One-time LSU defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs has accepted the job as defensive coordinator on Saints coach Sean Paytonââ‚ ¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€ÂžÃ‚¢s staff.

Gibbs, 53, has never been an NFL coordinator and has only been an assistant coach in the league for four years. He was the Oklahoma Soonersâ₠¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ head coach from 1989 to ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬à ¢â€žÂ¢94, then took six years off before serving as a defensive coordinator at Georgia in 2000 and LSU in 2001. The Tigers won the SEC championship game and the Sugar Bowl that season under second-year head coach Nick Saban.

Gibbs then joined the Cowboysââ‚ ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ staff in 2002 under former head coach Dave Campo as linebackers coach. He was retained, along with defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and others, when Bill Parcells became Dallasââ‚ ¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€ÂžÃ‚¢ coach in 2003.

Gibbs has earned solid reviews coaching a linebacker corps that is considered one of the Cowboysâ₠¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ strengths. Last month he interviewed for the Texas A&M defensive coordinator job, but he reportedly turned it down.


jergensl 01-23-2006 12:31 PM

RE: New Defensive Coordinator
the other link doesn't work.

TalmanGardnerCousin 01-23-2006 12:42 PM

RE: New Defensive Coordinator
Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!! i really see that tom benson is trying to win this coming year I really see us going to the playoffs with rookie QB name MATT LEINART GO SAINTS GO

maximkat 01-23-2006 12:50 PM

thank god, its about time we've dropped that bum venturi, where is dbl i wanna see the x on the bus so i know its official :)

TalmanGardnerCousin 01-23-2006 12:56 PM

So who's left to get off our bus for as coach's

TheDeuce 01-23-2006 01:07 PM

What's FireVenturi going to do with his name? FireBenson?

TalmanGardnerCousin 01-23-2006 01:09 PM

yea thats a good 1 it looks like alot of people have to change their names now but you know what thats a good thing

TheDeuce 01-23-2006 01:43 PM

What have people heard about this guy? Good choice? Bad choice? I guess the Cowboys' linebackers have played pretty well the last few years (he did turn Dat Nguyen into a stud). But he's coming from a 3-4 defense. Anybody think we'll change to a 3-4? Use Grant and Smith on the end with Brian Young in the middle? I don't think that would work. We don't have nearly the right kind of personnel for that. Whatever, I guess this guy knows what he's doing; we couldn't say that for Venturi.

mjf150 01-23-2006 01:53 PM

Where's the school bus? Two down, two to go.

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