Hall of Famer Ed Reid expressed dissatisfaction with the way the negotiations between him and Bethune-Cookman football program
Reid was named the next head football coach for the Wildcats in December. 27 but former NFL quarterback On Saturday, it emerged that the university had decided not to ratify his contract.
But earlier this week, Reed shared that two other HBCU football programs offered him a coaching job due to his problems with BCU.
During Monday’s appearance on Roland Martin Unfiltered, Reed was asked if he had been contacted by other HBCU programs about the possibility of becoming a head coach. In response, the 44-year-old man said he turned down Jackson State’s offer.
“Roland, I gave up my job at Jackson State to be here,” Reid said. “Prime called me. Deion Sanders called me himself, man.”
If Reid’s claim is correct, it casts doubt on Sanders and Jackson State’s public claim that T.K. would be the Tigers’ next head coach. Taylor. Taylor served as an offensive coordinator and receiving coach. led by Sanders at Jackson State.
“I recommend TC (Taylor); they know how I feel about TC,” Sanders said after the Tigers’ victory over Southern in the SWAC title game, sitting next to JSU athletic director Ashley Robinson.
“I want TS and a few employees to stay here. But it’s mine – I would like someone to be in the house, because I really don’t know how to act if someone from outside comes to understand. How we are working. And how we get down This is my recommendation, so let’s clap for TC.”
Sanders coached his last game at Jackson State at the Celebration Bowl in December. He was later officially appointed head coach Colorado Buffaloes football program.
Reed’s rep was with him during the appearance and explained that the Baltimore Ravens legend did receive other offers, after which Reid interrupted him and mentioned Grambling State Football Program.
Reed has come under fire in recent weeks after he posted a video complaining about conditions on campus and the lack of cleanliness in his office. during Instagram liveReed commented on the amount of trash he saw on the property.
“I’m coming here with the football team picking up trash. I have to go, I don’t even have a contract yet!” you could hear him say in the clip.
Several Bethune-Cookman footballers petitioned to reinstate Reed as head coach.
“We strongly believe that the sudden dismissal of our newly hired head coach Ed Reid is not only unfair to student athletes, but to the entire family, the BCU community, and is inconsistent with the legacy of our founders,” the players said in a statement. to the petition.
The previous BCU head coach, Terry Sims, was relieved of his duties at the end of November after going 2-9 in consecutive seasons.