Report: Saints Promote Texas A&M Grad Dennis Allen to Head Coach

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the New Orleans Saints have named former Texas A&M player Dennis Allen as their next head coach.

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.