Report: Tulane hires Johnson as coach
NEW ORLEANS (AP)
A person familiar with the decision says Tulane's next head coach will be Saints wide receiver coach Curtis Johnson.
The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the hiring has not been announced, says Johnson could be introduced as early as Monday, and the Saints declined comment.
Johnson was on the sideline with the Saints on Sunday night for their game against the Detroit Lions.
Tulane is hoping Johnson, a New Orleans native who has been with the Saints since 2006, can turn around a program that has not been to a bowl since 2002.
The Green Wave has gone 31-76 since then, never winning more than five games in a season.
In October, coach Bob Toledo resigned with a 15-40 record in four-and-a-half seasons.