"I am proud of Curtis and what he has meant to our program. He has been a major reason for the success we have accomplished. I am also happy for Tulane and Rick Dickson in their selection of Curtis. He is a tireless worker that will demand excellence and accountability. His energy is unmatched and I look forward to watching him grow in his new role. The New Orleans Saints, from Tom Benson on down, are big supporters of Tulane football and we are very proud to see Curtis take this next step."
-Mickey Loomis, General Manager, New Orleans Saints
"My time with Curtis goes back to 1992 at San Diego State. He was one of the first coaches I hired when we started with the Saints in 2006. Curtis has been critical to our success since day one; his position group has not been good, it has been outstanding. Overall, he has been a key component in our program. He knows the types of players it takes to win and he will bring energy and accountability. Tulane is getting a coach that will be demanding and passionate and someone that has a track record of developing some of the best players to ever play the college and professional game. I could not be more proud of Curtis. I am happy for Tulane and this decision."
-Sean Payton, Head Coach, New Orleans Saints
"I think he's going to be great. Curtis Johnson has a lot of relationships here in New Orleans. He's been around the football field here a long time. That's one thing he's great at - he has a ton of relationships. He's been a great part of our offensive staff here over the last six years. He's known Sean for 20 years. He's been a lot of places and coached a lot of big-time players. It's great for Tulane's program. They got a great coach in Curtis Johnson."
-Drew Brees, Quarterback, New Orleans Saints
"I've been fortunate to have had Curtis as my coach since I was drafted by the Saints in 2006. I am really happy that he has earned this opportunity at Tulane. He is a great man, understands the game and people very well and is tireless about teaching. He pushes everyone to be the very best. He cares deeply about the people he surrounds himself with and that's what separates him from a lot of people. He can be tough, but at the end if it all, he just wants you to maximize your ability. I know he'll do a great job and I know he won't be outworked."
-Marques Colston, Wide Receiver, New Orleans Saints
"Tulane made a great selection in CJ. His ability to recruit the area is unprecedented. He gave me my opportunity at SDSU. He will be a great head coach."
-Marshall Faulk, Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back (former San Diego State standout)
"Coach Johnson was a major reason in why I chose to go to The U. He is one of those coaches that you can talk to on a personal level but who also makes you want to play hard and succeed for. I'm happy for him in this next opportunity."
-Ed Reed, Safety, Baltimore Ravens (former University of Miami standout)
"I was very excited for CJ when I heard he took the Tulane job. He is a great coach who always pushed me to be my best and reach my full potential."
-Andre Johnson, Wide Receiver, Houston Texans (former University of Miami standout)