Miami announced today that Manny Diaz has carved out a role for former Hurricanes legend Ed Reed as a member of the staff.
Reed will serve as chief of staff, an advisory role to Diaz regarding all aspects of the football program including "including strategic planning, quality control, operations, player evaluation and player development. Reed will also provide assistance in team building, student-athlete mentorship and recruiting, as permissible under NCAA rules," the release shares.
Not only did he set a number of records at Miami and leave there as one of the best ever, but Reed continued that legacy in the NFL, earning nine Pro Bowl berths and being named All Pro a total of six times, including an NFL Defensive Player of the Year award in 2004.
In 2016, Reed served as an assistant defensive backs coach for the Buffalo Bills and was elected to the college football Hall of Fame in 2018, and to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2019.
That's not all The U will get with the addition of Reed, you can also count on moments like these.
Before hiring Reed, Miami originally efforted to hire fellow ex-'Cane Alonzo Highsmith, but the school and Highsmith could never come to an agreement on what Highsmith's role would be, and so he opted to remain in Cleveland. Incidentally, Highsmith was let go by the Browns on Wednesday in the latest of that organization's ever-present house-cleanings.
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