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Saints News 2/17/13: MSU's Raushar To Coach Running Backs

Your daily collection of Saints/NFL-related news, analysis, opinion, and whatnot. TODAY'S HEADLINE: Bret Ingalls promoted to offensive line coach, Michigan State's Dan Raushar to coach running backs.

Are they cheering Raushar's departure or wishing him well?
Are they cheering Raushar's departure or wishing him well?
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Excited to get started new @<a href="https://twitter.com/saints">saints</a> oline coach Bret Ingalls. The Northwestern to New Orleans connection continues!!</p>&mdash; Zach Strief (@ZachStrief) <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachStrief/status/302918372306321408">February 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I'm at my 1st crawfish boil must say it might dealicious!</p>&mdash; Curtis Lofton (@CurtisLofton50) <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50/status/302924997310164992">February 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/curtislofton50">curtislofton50</a> You're becoming one of us bro, congrats! Next step is to suck the crawfish heads.</p>&mdash; Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) <a href="https://twitter.com/garlandgillen/status/302936218973380608">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Right in the middle of it all in NYC. On way to dinner <a href="http://t.co/pBlG0si9" title="http://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/302935063451033601/photo/1">twitter.com/drewbrees/stat…</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/302935063451033601">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>NFL starting to fall behind &gt;&gt;&gt; RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/taniaganguli">taniaganguli</a>: Stern says he expects an agreement on an HGH test before the start of next season. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23NBA">#NBA</a></p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/status/302935900030132224">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Check out my homie Mike Arnsteen's work. Grand ART student at UW.Piece is called "Journey from… <a href="http://t.co/MNfFz3zX" title="http://instagr.am/p/Vz_rIQhsHY/">instagr.am/p/Vz_rIQhsHY/</a></p>&mdash; Nick Toon (@Nick2oon) <a href="https://twitter.com/Nick2oon/status/302941769375576064">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is tonight but we all know who the real dunk champ is! <a href="http://t.co/9flamlFI" title="http://twitpic.com/c4dzav">twitpic.com/c4dzav</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/302949158942302208">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23shoegame">#shoegame</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23sockgame">#sockgame</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23threads">#threads</a> on point for festivities with the Fam and friends... <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23blessed">#blessed</a> <a href="http://t.co/oaThhZnR" title="http://instagr.am/p/V0GB9cGzDi/">instagr.am/p/V0GB9cGzDi/</a></p>&mdash; Jermon Bushrod (@j_bushrod7475) <a href="https://twitter.com/j_bushrod7475/status/302956334083620864">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Where's the party at!?!</p>&mdash; Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonVilma51/status/302966977750773760">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Mardi Gras "TexasStyle"!! Texas Country what's better?? <a href="http://t.co/sxvslGKO" title="http://twitter.com/jdrescher88/status/302975177992572930/photo/1">twitter.com/jdrescher88/st…</a></p>&mdash; Justin Drescher (@jdrescher88) <a href="https://twitter.com/jdrescher88/status/302975177992572930">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The show The Book of Mormon= WOW </p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/status/302984435354177536">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"@<a href="https://twitter.com/thedon_austin">thedon_austin</a>: Yah baby mom crib RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/jonvilma51">jonvilma51</a> Where's the party at!?!" But she's not home</p>&mdash; Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonVilma51/status/302986500000317441">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.. One week till I'm trying to play golf at TPC sawgrass with @<a href="https://twitter.com/jdrescher88">jdrescher88</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/joshscobee10">joshscobee10</a></p>&mdash; Garrett Hartley (@GHartley5) <a href="https://twitter.com/GHartley5/status/302994838205394944">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>For some reason Nick Toon is still in my timeline</p>&mdash; skooks (@skooks) <a href="https://twitter.com/skooks/status/303002001229373440">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I've never understood why lame people who don't like you follow you... I don't get it... O well <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23pouritup">#pouritup</a></p>&mdash; Jermon Bushrod (@j_bushrod7475) <a href="https://twitter.com/j_bushrod7475/status/303039499762552832">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Whatever "it" is, she got it lol</p>&mdash; Isa Abdul-Quddus (@iamisa1) <a href="https://twitter.com/iamisa1/status/303057260001763328">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>What are your <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> Gameday superstitions?</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/303140984882077696">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/saints">saints</a> Make sure my fantasy team is set that day to all the Saints I draft every year. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23WhoDat">#WhoDat</a></p>&mdash; Peter Rose Holmgren (@peterholmgren) <a href="https://twitter.com/peterholmgren/status/303144739719495681">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/saints">saints</a> Listening to "When the Saints Go Marching In"</p>&mdash; Nick T. (@Nick_249) <a href="https://twitter.com/Nick_249/status/303143815500423168">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/saints">saints</a> It snowed in SC yesterday so we made a Saints snowman! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23WhoDat">#WhoDat</a> <a href="http://t.co/Ay5zb97j" title="http://twitter.com/carolina_saint/status/303174504962736129/photo/1">twitter.com/carolina_saint…</a></p>&mdash; Kelley Robinson (@carolina_saint) <a href="https://twitter.com/carolina_saint/status/303174504962736129">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Maymercy,peace, and love be multiplied to you. Jude 1:2God bless everyone on this beautiful Sunday!</p>&mdash; David Thomas (@DavidThomas_85) <a href="https://twitter.com/DavidThomas_85/status/303161839200645120">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy 50th birthday to Michael Jordan, the Greatest of All Time!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23ChiTown">#ChiTown</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/status/303179090918273026">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>you already know that dude don't get up till after noon haha RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/vontaedavis23">vontaedavis23</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat">jmthegreat</a> Joe Joe whats up???</p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/status/303179678557028352">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Wheels up with a crazy crosswind. Had a blast in the city and at The Plaza.</p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/status/303190834118029314">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Maaan growing up in Chicago, we all wanted to be like Mike!! It was def great to meet MJ <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23GOAT">#GOAT</a> <a href="http://t.co/QTzPVj0S" title="http://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/status/303195926791606273/photo/1">twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/…</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/status/303195926791606273">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>It's a beautiful day in the <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Nola">#Nola</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23yaheardme">#yaheardme</a>... What yall doing today??Me- I'm gonna smash some crawfish wit my peoples <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23yaheardme">#yaheardme</a> </p>&mdash; Jermon Bushrod (@j_bushrod7475) <a href="https://twitter.com/j_bushrod7475/status/303197985909649409">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Has anyone seen those HARLEM SHAKE videos... They're 30 seconds long and I think they are hilarious...</p>&mdash; Jermon Bushrod (@j_bushrod7475) <a href="https://twitter.com/j_bushrod7475/status/303202657714204673">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/j_bushrod7475">j_bushrod7475</a> WHODAT Jermon, can I get an RT!</p>&mdash; Robert C Abshire (@abshirerobert) <a href="https://twitter.com/abshirerobert/status/303207097330438145">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23superherosunday">#superherosunday</a><a href="http://t.co/dMVJ4xQ7" title="http://lockerz.com/s/283894253">lockerz.com/s/283894253</a></p>&mdash; Andrew Juge (@AndrewJuge) <a href="https://twitter.com/AndrewJuge/status/303227118765101056">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I need to add these to my <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23sockgame">#sockgame</a> <a href="http://t.co/5HEG6dvp" title="http://twitter.com/j_bushrod7475/status/303216887884570626/photo/1">twitter.com/j_bushrod7475/…</a></p>&mdash; Jermon Bushrod (@j_bushrod7475) <a href="https://twitter.com/j_bushrod7475/status/303216887884570626">February 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Saints Stuff

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NFC South potential free agents | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio

Today in NFC South history - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - On this date in 2009, the New Orleans Saints released one of the most popular players in franchise history.

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Lagniappe

Wonderlic to be supplemented by new aptitude test | NFL.com
Albert Breer - The league plans to implement a second aptitude test to the itinerary for players this week, according to National Football Scouting president Jeff Foster.

Alec Ogletree charged with DUI | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio - Former Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree, a likely first-round pick in the 2013 draft and one of the top prospects at inside linebacker, was arrested recently for DUI.

As Vikings ponder Harvin’s value, big-name NFL deal-making remains rare | The Washington Post
AP - On many Sundays, the Minnesota Vikings have been happy to have Percy Harvin wearing a purple jersey. These days, he represents a dilemma.

Mardi Gras Photo Contest Winners - Gallery | NOLA.com
From Twelfth Night to Fat Tuesday, capture your favorite Mardi Gras moments from past and present and send them in.