New Orleans Saints assistant Ryan Nielsen will not take LSU defensive coordinator job after all, per reports (1 Viewer)

Language in Nielsen's contract with the Saints was problematic for the move

By Tim Kerveval

LSU's search for a new defensive coordinator continues on for another day. New Orleans Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen will not, in fact, become the new DC for the Tigers, according to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic and Adam Rittenberg of ESPN. Rittenberg adds that Nielsen has been given a three-year extension by the Saints with the assistant head coach title to boot.

A Saints assistant since 2017, Nielsen reportedly informed coach Sean Payton of his interest in LSU's opening Monday following Sunday's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Divisional round. LSU was in the process of a deal with Nielsen as recently as Monday evening, according to Jane Slater of the Network. However, Slater also reported that language in Nielsen's contract with the Saints apparently taking a job in the college ranks. Understandably, Nielsen -- or, rather, those representing him -- was about to object:

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