Former Ole Miss coach Ed Orgeron is joining the New Orleans Saints as defensive line coach.
Saints spokesman Greg Bensel says the south Louisiana native will replace Marion Hobby, who left to become a defensive coordinator at Duke University earlier this month.
Before coaching at Ole Miss from 2005-through last season, Orgeron spent seven seasons at Southern California, where he earned a reputation as one of the top defensive line coaches and one of the top recruiters in the country.
He has also coached at Miami, Syracuse, Arkansas and Nicholls State.
He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Northwestern State, where he played with former Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert (AY'-bear), then at McNeese State.