Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron is leaving the Saints for a job with the Tennessee Volunteers, declining a chance to work with LSU Coach Les Miles.

A source close to Saints Coach Sean Payton indicated that Payton was relieved Orgeron was moving on after his interest with college jobs had become an increasing distraction the past several weeks. Apparently, some within the organization felt Orgeron was more focused on his coaching future than his current job, and Payton grew tired of Orgeron juggling phone calls from LSU and Tennessee.

The source also suggested that Payton was not very pleased with the progress of the defensive line under Orgeron even before the LSU-Tennessee tug-of-war began, and he is looking forward to the opportunity to bring in a veteran defensive line coach with NFL experience.