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Saints GM Mickey Loomis discusses Rick Reiprish firing

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Saints general manager Mickey Loomis admitted, in a perfect world, he would not have fired former director of college scouting Rick Reiprish at the Senior Bowl after Reiprish arrived thinking he was there to scout for the Saints.

"There's never a good time for that, never," Loomis said Wednesday. "But look coming to those conclusions, those decisions, you know that's the process that I had to get through and it just took a lot of time."

The saints will move on without Reiprish and will go forward with Jeff Ireland but Loomis spoke glowingly about Reiprish's part in the most successful run in the team's history "It was tough to let Rick go. He did a lot of great things for us and was a big part and a big contributor to the success that we've had including helping put together the roster for the team that won the Super Bowl."

Loomis also said that letting Reiprish go really began to take shape once Ryan Pace left for Chicago. He said at that point, he knew he wanted to look outside the building for some fresh ideas.

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