The deal could be worth up to just over $3 million.
New defensive coordinator Rob Ryan figures his firing in Dallas will only help him relate to a Saints defense humbled by a historically bad season.
Speaking after Wednesday's conclusion of conference meetings in Destin, Fla., Commissioner Karl Benson said Sun Belt members are comfortable with having 11 teams in 2014, and do not want to rush to add another school simply so the conference can hold a championship game for football.
New Orleans, which had a 27-55 record, was pushed back after the Washington Wizards, who were 29-53 and initially slotted eighth, jumped to third overall. The Cleveland Cavaliers received the top overall choice.
The first time the Ragin' Cajun softball team ever made it to the Women's College World Series, the road ran through Ann Arbor, Mich. This week, the Cajuns will be trying to match that success.
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