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Saints News, 1/14/15: Several NFL Teams Expected To Make Head Coach Hires Today

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Reports are saying the Jets have already hired Todd Bowles as head coach. Other reports say the Raiders will hire Jack Del Rio and the 49ers are expected to hire Adam Gase. The Falcons appear to still be searching for a head coach willing to face the Saints twice a year.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>While on air with <a href="https://twitter.com/natelundy">@NateLundy</a> in Denver, he reported Adam Gase has agreed to become the 49ers head coach.</p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/555363988801089536">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Source says Adam Gase has not yet agreed to terms to become 49ers coach. Still could happen. But not yet.</p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/555364703359500288">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>LSU has hired Alabama assistant coach Kevin Steele as its new defensive coordinator. <a href="http://t.co/kVUaXRJlOI">http://t.co/kVUaXRJlOI</a></p>&mdash; College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) <a href="https://twitter.com/CollegeGameDay/status/555364053678575617">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Situation w/the Cowboys staff really makes me wish there was a salary cap for coaching staffs &amp; front offices.</p>&mdash; Ben Muth (@FO_wordofmuth) <a href="https://twitter.com/FO_wordofmuth/status/555360891802497025">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Raiders closing in on naming Jack Del Rio as their next head coach, which is expected to happen as early as today, per <a href="https://twitter.com/mortreport">@mortreport</a>.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/555358916973182976">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Good morning everyone! Have a blessed day</p>&mdash; Curtis Lofton (@CurtisLofton50) <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50/status/555357138454061056">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>New Bears G.M. starts remaking personnel department <a href="http://t.co/ELOUAPPS1W">http://t.co/ELOUAPPS1W</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/555352221110779904">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The new Falcons stadium looks like a sphincter. Plus, some discussion about the Saints front office [podcast] <a href="http://t.co/xiwMQ7OVdH">http://t.co/xiwMQ7OVdH</a></p>&mdash; Canal St. Chronicles (@SaintsCSC) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsCSC/status/555333534244954112">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>John Harbaugh says problem with Patriots plays was officiating mechanics <a href="http://t.co/NPqCUIdRqV">http://t.co/NPqCUIdRqV</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/555263410460299264">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Congrats coach Todd Bowles new head coach of the <a href="https://twitter.com/nyjets">@nyjets</a> . Defensive back coach when I was with cowboys. Good man great character.</p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/status/555219287720202240">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Todd Bowles becomes 6th straight HC of NYJ with a defensive background: Bowles, Rex Ryan, Eric Mangini, Herm Edwards, Al Groh, Parcells.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/555217330012430336">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>RT <a href="https://twitter.com/GoodyWill">@GoodyWill</a>: is it me or are the Falcons slowly getting left out in the cold as this year&#39;s coaching carousel slows down? &gt;&gt; R-E-L-A-X</p>&mdash; Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) <a href="https://twitter.com/mortreport/status/555215329866317824">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>New Jets HC Todd Bowles has been planning and hoping to bring Chan Gailey as his OC wherever he landed....</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/555213525828636674">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Todd Bowles received a call last night from owner Woody Johnson wanting him to come in for his second visit before the Atlanta interview.</p>&mdash; Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikejurecki/status/555209894303760384">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hearing the Falcons plan on bringing in Dan Quinn next Monday. Todd Bowles had to make a decision when the Jets wanted him to visit today.</p>&mdash; Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikejurecki/status/555209515373568001">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Some close to Falcons owner Arthur Blank, as I have been reporting, have been high on Teryl Austin. I wouldn&#39;t discount his chances</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/555206118436503554">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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