Oct/27/15 12:31 AM Filed in: Ed Reed | Ken Dorsey
Former Miami Hurricanes legend Ed Reed would like see former players involved in the coaching search for Al Golden's replacement, so much so that he said Monday even he would listen if the school wants to talk about a position with the program.
Reed laughed off the idea of him as a head coach in an interview about Miami on the Rich Eisen Show, but acknowledged that he and other former players want to figure out a way to get involved and help the Canes return to the level of greatness they experienced.
"I haven't received a call from a 305 (area code) number," Reed said with a chuckle. "I would definitely listen, would go and talk and want to know what they're looking to do. I would entertain it.
"I'm at a different place in my life right now, working out, training, coaching from afar, helping guys out, high school, college and pro alike. I definitely would entertain it."
Reed said several former players have a group chat to discuss the future of the Miami program, and that he has discussed the issue with former Miami quarterback and current Carolina Panthers assistant Ken Dorsey.
"Only person [from the Miami family tree] I've talked to was Ken Dorsey," Reed told Eisen. "Me and Dorsey have talked a great bit about coaching together, but neither one of us want to be the head coach. We argued that. I know other guys would chime in and definitely want to be a part of it in some way, help out.
"I know guys got a group chat together, trying to figure out how we can have input helping make a good decision, a football decision, for the school and for the players."
One thing is for sure: If Ed Reed were to take any position with Miami, he should have no trouble motivating the locker room.