ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the New Orleans Saints have named former Texas A&M player Dennis Allen as their next head coach.
Saints have informed their defensive coordinator Dennis Allen that they are hiring him as their next head coach, sources tell ESPN.
Once again Allen replaces Sean Payton, minus the interim title.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 7, 2022
Allen played safety for the Aggies from 1993-1995.
The former Oakland Raiders head coach (2012-14) had served as New Orleans’ defensive coordinator since 2015.
He fills a void left by Sean Payton, who retired after 15 seasons with the Saints.