New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is easily identifiable by his long silver locks. Some recent speculation that his flowing hair was standing in the way of a head coaching opportunity prompted someone to ask Ryan if he’d consider a haircut.
“It is getting kind of long now. Eventually, I’ll cut it,” Ryan said Wednesday during an impromptu interview at a New Orleans Pelicans game.”But not now with the peer pressure. I think I’ll let it grow.”
When he does get a trim, it will be for a nobler reason than a new job. As he’s done a handful of times before, Ryan will donate the hair to charity.
“Well, I mean I’ve done that since I was in Oakland,” Ryan said. “It all started with my daughter. I went to school and one of her classmates needed hair and all that. So, I’ve donated my hair about five different times to Locks of Love.”
When Ryan does visit a barber, we can only hope he asks for the Jack Sikma.