Zach Strief leaves WWL Radio to join Saints coaching staff

There will be a familiar face on the sidelines in 2021: long time New Orleans Saints right take on Zach Strief, who retired following the 2017 season to start a profession as the play-by-play commentator on WWL Radio protection of Saints video games. On Friday, Strief revealed his departure from the cubicle and a go back to the field, where he’ll take a position as assistant offending line coach.

A Saints lifer, Strief belonged to the famous 2006 draft class (as a seventh-round choose of Northwestern) and appeared in 168 video games for New Orleans throughout his 12-year playing profession, consisting of the playoffs. He’s been spotted using some tips to gamers throughout summer season practices over the last few years, so this relocation isn’t too unexpected. His enthusiasm for the video game, wealth of understanding, and experience as a previous gamer might assist him begin things off on the ideal foot.

Strief will work carefully with Saints offending line coach Dan Roushar, who has actually established a credibility as one of the NFL’s finest at his job. Roushar’s previous assistant was Brendan Nugent, who NewOrleans.Football’s Nick Underhill recommended might be a prospect to change Dan Campbell as the Saints’ tight ends coach. It’s uncertain right now who will handle his play-by-play responsibilities with WWL color analyst Deuce McAllister.

He’s the 2nd brand-new addition to the Saints training personnel we understand of, along with the previously-reported pickup of protective backs coach Kris Richard, who is changing Aaron Glenn (having actually signed up with Campbell with the Detroit Lions). Saints head coach Sean Payton still has jobs to fill after quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi and protective assistant Michael Wilhoite signed up with the Los Angeles Chargers, so anticipate main word from the group in the weeks ahead.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.