Ryan Nielsen is staying with the New Orleans Saints.
Nielsen received a three-year contract to stay with New Orleans and will be the new assistant head coach. Nielsen replaces Dan Campbell, who is expected to be the Detroit Lions next head coach.
There were reports Nielsen and LSU were working towards a deal for the Saints defensive line coach to become the Tigers next defensive coordinator.
Nielsen worked with LSU head coach Ed Orgeron during his time at Ole Miss.
LSU is still searching for their next defensive coordinator after parting ways with Bo Pelini.
Nielsen will continue to coach the Saints defensive line in his new role.
According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Saints secondary coach Aaron Glenn will be the Lions defensive coordinator.