The news hit the New Orleans Saints like a ton of bricks. Sean Payton has been suspended for the entire 2012 season due to his involvement with the bounty program the team had in place.
In addition to Payton being suspended, Saints General Manager, Mickey Loomis, was suspened for eight games, and the team's Assistant Head Coach, Joe Vitt, was suspended six games.
The suspensions take effect April 1st, leaving the organization with not a lot of time to figure out who will guide the team moving forward. It is not an attractive position to somebody who already has a job on a team, because Payton will be back next season.
Where does the team go? Do they stay in-house or try to pry a big-name coach away who has been out the game for some time? These are five people they might take a look at right away.