Why Zach Strief's Move to Coaching Inspires Me; Saints-Bucs Rivalry Intensifying (With Karen Loftus)

Episode 9
26m | Feb 22, 2021

There’s something special about finding your passion in life. Voice of the New Orleans Saints Zach Strief announced Feb. 19 he’s leaving the WWL broadcast booth to become the Saints’ assistant offensive line coach, following his passion and returning to the game he loves.

Today’s episode of Black and Gold Rush is all about passion. Tampa Bay sports reporter Karen Loftus joins the show to discuss her career, which included a 3-year stop in New Orleans, covering the Bucs’ run to the Super Bowl, and the state of the NFC South.

After Tampa Bay dominated Super Bowl LV, the NFC South may no longer be the Saints’ division to lose. A lot will depend on the offseason and NFL Draft, but one thing is certain - Tom Brady is coming back.


-Zach Strief’s announcement reminded me why I was inspired to start my podcast

-Next week’s episode with Tim Siegel (Team Luke Hope for Minds) will honor Brain Injury Awareness Month

-Karen Loftus explains what it’s like being a city’s “good luck charm”

-Covering two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks so early in her career

-The experience of Super Bowl LV in Tampa

-Why the NFC South could be a two-team race in 2021

-What Karen really misses most about living in New Orleans


How Zach Strief went from ‘never’ to Saints coaching job, departing WWL Radio

Saints coaching staff reports: tweet from Jeff Duncan

Karen Loftus Twitter

Karen Loftus Instagram

Rachel Jones Twitter

Rachel Jones Instagram


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