Not so fast? Potential road block reportedly emerges in LSU's plan to hire Ryan Nielsen as new DC
Reports surfaced on Monday that the LSU Tigers were nearing a deal with New Orleans Saints assistant Ryan Nielsen to become their new defensive coordinator.
However, as ESPN College GameDay analyst Lee Corso would say, “not so fast, my friend!” It seems a potential road block has emerged in the situation.
Per NFL reporter Jane Slater, there’s a dispute about language in Nielsen’s contract that might not allow him to move to the college ranks and it seems the Saints aren’t signing off on the move:
So this will get interesting. Apparently there is a dispute on whether the language of Nielsen’s contract will support the move to the college ranks. The #Saints are currently NOT signing off on this per sources. https://t.co/Wz6c9X5cn8
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) January 18, 2021
What does that mean? Well, it could all be as simple as LSU having to buy out the rest of Nielsen’s contract with the Saints. Or, it could be more difficult. We’ll see what happens as this situation continues to evolve.
LSU is replacing DC Bo Pelini, who only lasted 1 year with the Tigers in his second stint in Baton Rouge.