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Kristian: Saints agree to terms with LB Manti Te'o
The Saints have agreed to terms on a two year contract with veteran LB Manti Te'o, according to a league source. Te'o entered the league in 2013 as a 2nd round draft pick of the San Diego Chargers out of Notre Dame. The veteran linebacker has...
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Kristian: Malcolm Butler watch continues
Malcolm Butler watch has spilled into week two now; and while the two sides (Saints and Butler) are motivated to get a deal done to bring Butler to New Orleans from New England, there are some things that need to happen. First, Butler would have to sign...
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Kristian: Patriots CB Malcolm Butler to visit Saints
The Saints will host a free agent visit on Thursday with veteran cornerback Malcolm Butler, who is currently a restricted free agent with the New England Patriots. Butler has yet to sign his restricted free agent tender with New England. The Patriots...
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Kristian: Saints free agent visitors
The Saints are on to phase two of the free agency process. The big names, by and large, are off the board and have new teams; however, some pretty good players can still be had on the open market. The Saints are exploring the OLB (pass rusher) options...
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Possible 2nd phase Free Agent targets for the Saints
The first day of Free Agency proved productive for the Saints, netting a LB In AJ Klein, OL Larry Warford, WR Ted Ginn Jr, along with retaining one of their own in DT Nick Fairely. General Manager Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton filled some holes and...
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Kristian: Saints agree to terms with guard Larry Warford
Larry Warford's agent Neil Schwartz announced on twitter that his client has reached a free agent contract aggreement with the Saints. Larry Warford @wardaddy_75 has agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints @Saints —...
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Kristian: Saints bringing back DT Nick Fairley?
The Saints and defensive tackle Nick Fairley are closing in a four year contract, according to NFL Network. Fairley signed a one year, prove it deal with the Saints last season and posted 6.5 sacks, a career high for the talented big man. He also added...
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Kristian: Saints trading Brandin Cooks to Patriots, source confirms
And there we go! The New Orleans Saints and the New England Patriots have agreed on a trade involving WR Brandin Cooks. The Saints are sending the speedy wide receiver to New England for draft picks. The trade was helped by a move the Saints made on...
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Kristian: Saints planning to sign A.J. Klein, Ted Ginn Jr.
The Saints look like they're taking their usual aggressive approach in free agency. According to a league source, baring any last minute breakdowns, the Saints will sign free agent linebacker AJ Klein. Klein is a four year veteran out...
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Kristian: Saints add to coaching staff
Ahead of Free Agency, the Saints continue to add to their coaching staff, hiring Eastern Illinois Defensive Coordinator Michael Hodges as a defensive assistant. Hodges will likely find a role helping linebackers coach Mike Nolan. The team hasn't...
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T-Bob: A rallying cry to put an end to Falcons' Super Bowl hopes
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend” - Ancient Proverb Thus is the Who Dat Nation’s creed for NFC Championship week 2017.  Once before in Who Dat History, the Saints faithful cheered as the cheese-helmed northmen stormed the...
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T-Bob: I'm sorry Mr. Jackson - the LSU defense is for real
As a new year begins to dawn so too does a new era of LSU football.  After Saturday’s performance LSU fans are hoping that 2017 will have as promising a start as the Tigers did.   Faced with an 11 AM kickoff against the 14th ranked...
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T-Bob: A new era of LSU football begins - can you dig it?
As a new year prepares to dawn, so too does a new era of LSU football.  After over a decade with Les Miles as the head of the program, the fanbase and administration has taken the plunge and traded stability for potential.   Following a...
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T-Bob: Myles "Maple Bacon" Brennan recommits to LSU after speaking with Canada
Oh Canada, my Canada, our OC search is done, The team has weathered many twists, but the prize they sought is won The contract set, the money right, the people are exulting While recruits appear to like the sight, as they are...
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T-Bob: LSU fans need to let Myles Brennan do what he needs to do
The high school player once cast as the savior to LSU's quarterbacking woes has decided to re-open his recruitment.  Myles Brennan was one of the top ranked pocket passers in the country and Tiger fans have been eagerly anticipating his arrival....
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T-Bob: Orgeron ends LSU audition on a gluttonous note
On Thanksgiving Day, the LSU Tigers put on an appropriately gluttonous offensive performance as they defeated the Texas A&M Aggies for the 6th year in a row 54-39.  When it was all said and done, the Purple and Gold amassed 622 yards of total...
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A letter from T-Bob regarding the State of the LSU-Texas A&M series
My Dearest Friend, I hope that good health and fortune find you on this fine Thanksgiving.  Please send your family my love as well.  I don’t mean to bother, but I must speak to someone and I felt there was none other to whom I could...
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T-Bob: The state of the search for LSU's next head coach
Coach Ed Orgeron’s dreams of becoming the next head coach of LSU took a potentially fatal turn last Saturday when the Tigers lost to the Gators despite being a 2 touchdown favorite.  The game was truly heartbreaking, as despite crucial error...
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T-Bob: The UF Game could decide LSU's postseason future
The LSU Tigers and Florida Gators are set for a showdown at high noon, and there is more on the line than anyone could have imagined just a few short weeks ago.  For LSU fans, this was a season that felt as if there was little left to play for after...
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T-Bob: LSU Tigers look like they're on Spring Break after Arkansas win
It may have been cold in Fayetteville Saturday night, but Coach Orgeron had LSU looking like it was Spring Break, as there were no hangovers allowed in the 38-10 dismantling of the Arkansas Razorbacks.   The win is especially important for the...
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T-Bob Hebert was born in New Orleans on February 9th 1989.  Despite this, he would spend the majority of his childhood in Atlanta until he returned to play football for his favorite team, the LSU Tigers. 
 
After failing to make it in the NFL and realizing that he had no applicable life skills, he decided to try out radio.  A couple of lucky breaks later and now he gets to do what he loves every day of his life.  He really loves talking in the radio!  Almost as much as his love of all things fantastical.  Whether its sci-fi, fantasy, or anything involving imagination, T-Bob can't get enough of it.  Lord of the Rings will always be first in his heart but Star Wars, Harry Potter, and the DC Universe are not far behind.  
 
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Kristian Garic co-hosts our sports hybrid show - “Double Coverage – Sports & MORE” with   T-Bob Hebert weeknights 8 to midnight on WWL.  The lively duo hit the big stage (870-AM/ 105.3-FM) July 29th 2015, after almost 2 years of co-hosting morning drive on 3WL 1350AM.  “Double Coverage follows SportsTalk with the legendary Bobby Hebert & Deke Bellavia...with MORE Saints & LSU...MORE news & issues you care about...and MORE of their & YOUR opinions.  In a nutshell, Kristian is disciplined, decisive, a warrior spirit with citizen values... T-Bob’s cool, a sports intellectual – if you ever imagined a gladiator nerd – that’s T-Bob!   The combo is magic!
 
Here’s the background on Kristian:
Kristian moved to New Orleans in 2001 following 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and after that spending two years as a sheriff’s deputy in St. Bernard Parish.  Kristian joined the Entercom family in the Summer of 2004 as a part time employee.  Kristian became producer of “WWL First News” in the summer of 2005, literally days before Hurricane Katrina.  After 3 years producing, Kristian was given the opportunity to do sports, he became morning sports anchor... then in 2009 Saints sideline reporter.  “Man, it was my first year and the Saints went to and won the Super Bowl!  I remember telling Jim Henderson and Hokie Gajan...see I was the good luck charm,” said Garic.  Kristian has been covering the Saints since, and honing his skills as a talk show host guest hosting then hosting various shows on WWL and 3WL, before moving over to a permanent timeslot, as co-host of “Double Coverage” with T-Bob Hebert. 
 
What does he have to say about his on-air partner?   “T-Bob is a trip!  I’m amazed every day how much I learn from him.  He’s smart, smart.  Funny and fun!  At first I was skeptical about a young Hebert coming to the lineup, but without a doubt--it’s the most fun I’ve had on radio!”  Garic and Hebert take a different approach sports and talk.  Most everything that’s going on in their lives usually finds its way to the show. 
 
As a reporter, Kristian takes pride in always looking for stories no one else is reporting.  His mantra, “statistics are overrated.”  So K-Dawg looks for the humor in sports, what’s missing—stories that tell us something about us.
 
That might be his military background kicking in.  Kristian’s dad was a career Army officer.  He traveled the world with his dad (Major David Garic), mom (Joan Marine-Garic) and sister Tara (Wannamaker).  “I don’t remember much of it, but my parents swear I lived in Europe for three years,” said Kristian.  “As a young boy I attended Army football games at West Point, watched the Saints beat the Bengals at Riverfront Stadium, witnessed the Cubs and Cardinals legendary rivalry at Wrigley field, watched Roger Clemons (as a Red Sox) pitch against the Yankees opening day at Yankee Stadium, enjoyed the bleacher seats at Jacobs Field, and attended or played in too many high school games to count.  While living in West Point, New York, my Dad and I traveled every Sunday to see the Saints play on TV at a local sports bar—satellite TV was a luxury in those days.”  All the while, Kristian participated in amateur sports as a player--quarterbacking and pitching his teams to championships. 
 
“I believe all levels of sports (youth, high school, college and pro) contain stories that influence the other levels.  I was one of the first reporters to point that the now famous Miami Dolphins “Wildcat offense” is a version of the “Single Wing offense” played today by youth football teams throughout the country, but originated by the early pioneers of football coaching history,” Garic said with a smile.
 
Garic’s favorite sport?   Football!  He loves it because he believes it’s a true team sport.  Eleven players have to do their jobs on every play to be successful.  That’s not the case in any other sport.  On every play there are 22 moving parts that can interact in an infinite set of possible combinations.  “That’s complex.  That said, I recognize baseball and basketball require refined athleticism, when played by those who aspire to be masters of the game.  Stand in a batter’s box and just listen as a 95 mph fastball screams by your ear.  Then try to swing a bat and hit one.  Can you hit a 95 mph fastball? I know I can’t,” admitted Garic.
 
After high school, where Kristian played baseball in one of the most successful programs in Kentucky prep history, Garic entered the Marine Corps, serving as an infantryman with the 8th Marine Regiment.  The Marine Corps mascot (Chesty the bulldog) tattooed on his right arm serves as a constant reminder of his four years as a “Devil Dog.”  While in the Marines, Kristian played football and softball for Marine Corps teams.  Upon receiving an honorable discharge from active duty, he chose to renew my passion for sports.  
 
Kristian often says his time in the Corps shaped him into the success he’s had in his life, “Look, without that time, I don’t know that I am here today.  The Marines did so much for me as a man, a father and a leader. It shaped me into the man I am today.”
 
Kristian was named Sports Director for WWL Radio in Fall 2015, a post once held by legendary host Buddy Deliberate and Deke Bellavia, “Man those two really influenced my career tremendously.   I used to listen to Buddy all the time from where I was stationed in the Marine Corps, or while my dad was in the service.  When we came to New Orleans for a Saints game, we had to hear Buddy’s take.  I had a brief chance to work with him.  Watching Buddy D work was nothing but beneficial.”  Deke and Kristian both started at WWL covering high school football in Louisiana.  “I remember listening to Deke before I started at WWL and thinking, “how does this guy know that much about high school football?  His capacity to remember so many details about players and teams is truly amazing!  Deke’s had a tremendous influence on my career, taking the time to befriend me and show me the ropes, when not many would give me the time of day.”  Following Diliberto and Bellavia as sports director is a “tremendous honor, thanks to our head coach, Diane Newman, who invests in talent and people she believes in the way the Marines invest in significant brass and recruits.  She expects excellence.  The WWL institution demands it.  I intend to continue to bring it.” 
 
Kristian usually signs on and off the air with “Semper Fi,” the Marine motto and his signature calling card. “It’s really a salute, and a small thank you to those currently serving or those who have served our great country.”   Garic loves it when listeners greet him with “Semper Fi.”  “I want them to say it.  It’s not disrespectful even if you haven’t served.  It’s just my way of saying thank you, each and every day,” Garic explained. Semper Fi” is a Latin phrase for “always faithful.” 
 
Kristian’s other source of great pride - his three sons, Hunter (16), Hayden (8) and Holden (5).    They live in the Greater New Orleans area.  “Being a father of three boys is so special.  Most dads feel fortunate when they have just one son, I have three.  I’m the lucky one.  They are so fun, eternally curious...I cherish my time with them.  When I’m not covering sports or talking about it on the radio, I’m with my boys.  Hayden (my middle son) is perhaps the most like me with an unquenchable thirst for sports.”  ​
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