Saints hire Wesley McGriff as secondary coach
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints have hired Wesley McGriff as secondary coach.
Coach Sean Payton announced the hiring Monday.
McGriff comes to the Saints after serving as co-defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach at the Univerity of Mississippi last season.
McGriff, a 22-year coaching veteran in the college ranks, helped the Rebels improve from a 2-10 campaign in 2011 to a 7-6 record in 2012 including a 38-17 victory over Pittsburgh in the 2013 BBVA Compass Bowl and three more Southeastern Conference victories than the previous season.
McGriff also has a proven track record for developing defensive backs on the collegiate level including New York Giants safety Kenny Phillips, Green Bay Packers defensive back Sam Shields, Houston Texans cornerback Brandon Harris and New York Jets defensive back Yeremiah Bell.
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