Bill Parcells will not coach the New Orleans Saints and instead will remain retired from football but will of course continue to accept pay checks from ESPN and the Miami Dolphins.
Chris Mortensen broke the news this morning on ESPN amid the Ozzie Guillen controversy that is happening in Miami.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Parcells told Payton that he will remain retired rather than return to coaching. Almost immediately after Payton’s suspension for failing to stop the Saints’ bounty program was announced, discussions began that Parcells could fill in for Payton for the year. But in recent days it appeared more likely that the Saints would go with an in-house candidate as the interim head coach, rather than hiring from the outside.
Mortensen reports that assistant coach Joe Vitt, who will suspended at the beginning of the season for 6 games, will more than likely take over the interim title, after which the team will probably be run by “committee”.
Huh? More on this to come. Stay tuned…