Saints hire McGriff as secondary coach

The New Orleans Saints have hired Wesley McGriff as secondary
coach.

Coach Sean Payton announced the move Monday.

McGriff comes to the Saints after serving as co-defensive
coordinator and cornerbacks coach at the University of Mississippi
last season.

McGriff, a veteran college coach, helped the Rebels improve from
2-10 in 2011 to a 7-6 record in 2012, including a 38-17 victory
over Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass Bowl.

McGriff also has a track record for developing defensive backs
on the collegiate level including New York Giants safety Kenny
Phillips, Green Bay Packers defensive back Sam Shields, Houston
Texans cornerback Brandon Harris and New York Jets defensive back
Yeremiah Bell.