New Orleans Head coach Sean Payton served on the Indiana State coaching staff from 1990-91. Payton and Colts Secondary Coach Mike Gilhammer served on the same offensive staff with the New York Giants from 1999-2000...New Orleans Assistant head coach/linebackers Joe Vitt entered the NFL coaching ranks with the Baltimore Colts as their asst. strength/quality control coach from 1979-81...Saints QB Drew Brees enjoyed an honor filled career at Purdue from 1997-2000, including being a Heisman Trophy finalist in 1999 and 2000. Brees won the Maxwell Award as the nation's outstanding player in 2000 and left the Boilermakers as the Big Ten and school's alltime leader in passing yards (11,792), touchdown passes (90), total yards (12,693), completion percentage (.611), completions (1,026) and attempts (1,678)…New Orleans DE Bobby Richardson played at Indiana University from 2011-14...Saints Quarterbacks Coach Mike Neu is an Indianapolis native who was a four-year starter at Ball State where he was named the MAC Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year s a senior in 1993 and is a member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame. He started his coaching career as a graduate assistant in Muncie in 1994., where he served on the same staff as Running Backs Coach Dan Roushar...New Orleans WR Willie Snead played at Ball State from 2011-13, where he played with Indianapolis OLB Jonathan Newsome...Saints ILB Ramon Humber was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2009 and spent his rookie season and part of 2010 contributing on defense and special teams for the Colts before joining the Saints...Colts Quarterbacks Coach Clyde Christensen served on the University of Mississippi staff in 1979...Colts Offensive Line CoachHal Hunter served as an assistant at LSU from 1995-99, handing interim duties at the end of the 1999 campaign...New Orleans Assistant Special Teams CoachStan Kwan and Colts Linebackers Coach Jeff FitzGerald served on the same coaching staff in Arizona from 2001-03...Saints TE Benjamin Watson and Colts CB Darius Butler were teammates in New England in 2009...New Orleans OLB Kasim Edebali and Colts T Anthony Castonzo were teammates at Boston College. Edebali and Indianapolis DE Bjoern Warner are fellow natives of Germany...Saints WR Joseph Morgan and Colts CB Vontae Davis were college teammates at the University of Illinois. New Orleans P Brandon Fields, Davis and Indianapolis OLB Erik Walden were teammates in Miami from 2009-11...Watson played with Colts ILB D'Qwell Jackson in Cleveland from 2010-12. Watson and Indianapolis K Adam Vinatieri were teammates in New England from 2004-05...Colts G Lance Louis prepped at Landry HS...Saints CB Kyle Wilson and Colts S Dwight Lowery were teammates with the New York Jets in 2010...New Orleans Offensive CoordinatorPete Carmichael and Colts Defensive CoordinatorGreg Manusky served on the same staff in Washington in 2001 and in San Diego from 2002-05...Indianapolis Safeties Coach Roy Anderson served as a graduate assistant at LSU in 2004...Indianapolis Wide Receivers CoachJim Hostler served on the New Orleans staff for two seasons from 2001-02...Saints G Mike McGlynn, Colts S Colt Anderson, G Todd Herremans and LB Trent Cole were teammates in Philadelphia ...New Orleans DT Kevin Wlliams and Anderson were teammates in Minnesota in 2009...Saints DE Tavaris Barnes, LB Stephone Anthony and RB C.J. Spiller played with Colts TE Dwayne Allen at Clemson...New Orleans C Max Unger and Colts QB Matt Haselbeck were teammates in Seattle from 200910...Saints T Andrus Peat was tutored by Colts Offensive Coordinator Pep Hamilton when he served as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks at Stanford in 2012...Saints DT Kaleb Eulls and Colts RB Josh Robinson were teammates at Mississippi State. Robinson attended Franklinton HS, where he helped lead the team to the Louisiana Class 4A Championship...Indianapolis WR Donte Moncrief prepped at Raleigh (Miss.) HS and played at the University of Mississippi. Running backs coach Joel Thomas served as an offensive graduate assistant at Purdue from 2000-01 and later served as the Boilermakers' running back from 2006-08.
Fan photos from the New Orleans Saints preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Photos by Michael C. Hebert (New Orleans Saints photos)