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jergensl 01-23-2006 01:23 PM

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

gfanaticlsu 01-23-2006 01:27 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 Payton’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 Sooners’ head coach from 1989 to ’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 Cowboys’ 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 Dallas’ coach in 2003.

Gibbs has earned solid reviews coaching a linebacker corps that is considered one of the Cowboys’ strengths. Last month he interviewed for the Texas A&M defensive coordinator job, but he reportedly turned it down.


jergensl 01-23-2006 01:31 PM

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

TalmanGardnerCousin 01-23-2006 01:42 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 01:50 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 01:56 PM

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

TheDeuce 01-23-2006 02:07 PM

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

TalmanGardnerCousin 01-23-2006 02:09 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 02:43 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 02:53 PM

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

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