Former Towson LB Joe Vitt named New Orleans Saints interim head coach
Joe Vitt to coach New Orleans Saints
Sean Payton handed over control of his team to Joe Vitt once before and the Saints have decided to do it again.
The Saints Thursday named Payton's trusted second-in-command their interim coach, despite the fact that Vitt will miss a third of the season for his role in New Orleans' bounty system.
For his part, Payton received a season-long suspension - which begins Monday; Vitt, who takes over Monday, was handed a six-game suspension.
Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said in his announcement that the team will address at a later time how to divvy up Vitt's responsibilities during his six-week absence.
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