Dan in Lafayette
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- Aug 1, 1997
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- Lafayette, LA
Saints’ Vitt enjoys being just an assistant again
BY BRIAN ALLEE-WALSH | Special to The Advocate
After extenuating circumstances turned him into a mere football coach last season, grizzled defensive assistant Joe Vitt finally is back to coaching football again for the New Orleans Saints.
There’s a huge difference in the two.
Saints defensive line coach Bill Johnson explains.
“You cut Joe Vitt up, all you’re going to find is a 1,000 little football coaches coming out,’’ Johnson said between minicamp practices Tuesday. “He loves to teach, He loves to motivate and inspire. He’s not clerical.
“He did a great job with all those things last season. But when you cut him up, he loves to be on the grass, he loves to be in the classroom, he loves to be with his players. Joe Vitt is a classic football coach, a real classic.’’
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