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Courier-Journal: Stoops reached out to Ed Reed about coaching vacancy

Jon Hale of The Courier-Journal is reporting Ed Reed was indeed an option to replace Derrick Ansley, as many fans hoped and speculated.

According to Hale, Stoops placed a call to Reed, who just accepted a job as the Buffalo Bills’ assistant defensive backs coach, but Reed will remain in the NFL.

The former Baltimore Ravens great played under Stoops at the University of Miami when Stoops was the Hurricanes’ defensive backs coach. They won the 2001 national championship together, and that history is why many believed Reed would become a candidate after Ansley’s departure.

The speculation was fueled with this tweet from Drake Jackson yesterday:

It’s too bad Reed decided to stay in Buffalo because, not only is he one of the best safeties of all-time, he and Lamar Thomas would’ve torn up the recruiting trail in the Miami area.

[Courier Journal | SOURCE: Ed Reed turns down chance to join UK]

Article written by Drew Franklin

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6 Comments for Courier-Journal: Stoops reached out to Ed Reed about coaching vacancy

  1. lmdxn
    12:35 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    Dang that would have been nice.

  2. canecat
    12:45 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    Watched Ed Reed play in the Orange Bowl (RIP). The U football season ticket holder since 1992. Kentucky is becoming The U north! That is a good thing.

  3. nybrasky
    2:40 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    Still impressive that he wasn’t just a pipe dream. Gotta imagine for a long-time pro, it’d be tough adjusting to life recruiting on the road and coaching kids versus preparing professionals. Plus, he’ll have a front row see to the Ryan Bros Circus.

    • JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
      2:59 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

      The Ryan brothers are easily my favorite coaches. If I had an NFL team I’d give them a 10 year contract and let them run wild, results be damned.

  4. Kat 308
    7:01 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    What about Marlon McCree or Champ Bailey?

  5. Kat 308
    7:09 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    Or Trevard Lindley