HBCU Bethune-Cookman should fire Ed Reed

Ed Reid

Ed Reid
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In less than a month as that file New football coach at Bethune-Cookman University – Historically Black College & University (HBCU) – Ed Reed has already unsurprisingly established why he was never hired. Over the weekend, C.KOleg WBRO FH football.Both FAamir took to social media to speak out and indulge in expletive-filled monologues about how Deion Sanders “wasn’t wrong about HBCUs” and how the leadership in the HBCU somehow “broke mindsets.” All this from a man who hasn’t blown the whistle in formal practice yet.

This is what happens when schools think next Jackson State Model with Deion Sanders sustainable, and when one adult man imitates another adult man.

“I just stopped by for work. We’ll try to help you too, man. Because I know a lot of HBCUs need help. I’m just here to help here first. I see all of that very clearly,” Reid said in one of his social media videos. Our HBCUs need help. And they need help because of the people who run them. Broken minds here. I’ll leave you with that. I’ve got to get to the office.”

“I’ve been here for a week and a half and I’ve done more than people have been here in horrible years. And I haven’t even been hired yet,” Reed claimed.

Reid later He issued an apology which he blamed on his lack of professionalism on his passion. “I fell victim while dealing with adversaries on social media too,” he wrote. But the damage has already been done. A program that was 2-9 last season, and a university still dealing with the fallout from the pandemic as well as the aftermath of a hurricane that changed campus operations, is now dealing with Reed’s unnecessary actions. Not only is Reed an outsider when it comes to the HBCU scenery, but also It also does not tick any of the boxes when it comes to training or running the program. His only experience was as an assistant coach in the NFL for one season, and he served as a consultant and chief of staff for the football program at his alma mater – the University of Miami.

Reid’s decision to run to social media to disparage Python Cookman is reminiscent of when Sanders did something similar to inform us that The car has been broken into and that some of him Personal effects were stolen after his first match. Sanders later told us, via social media, that the items found Taken from his car they returned. As learned later Sanders’ things were moved, not stolen during his training initiation.

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The frustrations and anger that both Sanders and Reid may have felt about what happened Come up with jobs that they accepted more willingly than understood. It’s not the case, however, that two grown men – also two of the greatest players in football history – ran to the internet, or a friend with a microphone pretending to be a journalist, to broadcast unnecessarily sloppy clothes in a manner reminiscent of teenagers trying to get ‘likes’. and “engagement” on TikTok. This goes beyond childish behaviour. Such are the doings of men with juvenile thought processes, who then dare to demand accountability when they have not proven themselves capable even of their own demands. And then, insulting the mentalities and commitment of the students, alumni, faculty, and staff of HBCUs as if these great institutions operate like struggling mom-and-pop stores is not only disgusting, but a shining example of why both of these guys are hurting the culture and the HBCU As a whole. Reid and Sanders exemplify why the HBCU trend of celebrity coaches and their exile must be stamped out once and for all.

To the smart people in the room who always understood it Sanders will never be the so-called savior of the HBCUReed’s cries are exactly what we meant when we said that Sanders hasn’t made things better for the HBCUs as a whole. He simply made things better for JSU’s football team for three seasons, and even then, Choked on the biggest match…twice.

There is also Hugh Jackson

And if Reed’s antics weren’t enough to justify why the trend of hiring celebrity coaches at HBCUs should end, Grambling State’s Hue Jackson is Exhibit A. Before he even coached his first game, Jackson made headlines for doubling down on his efforts. in an effort to hire Art Briles as his offensive coordinator – A man who was then eliminated from training Being an alleged serial rape enabler During his tenure as the head coach of Baylor. [Editor’s note: An NCAA report at the time found that Briles “failed to meet even the most basic expectations of how a person should react to the kind of conduct at issue in this case.”] And now, Jackson — who’s coming off a 3-8 debut season — is recruiting videos on social media imitating Sanders.I’ll bring my luggage with me, which is LouisQuote from when he told the guys at Colorado about the recruits he would sign. In the video, Jackson is shown with expensive luggage next to a Maybach. This is the same guy who compiled an 11-44 record as an NFL head coach.

Eddie George does it the right way

However, if there is a famous coach who does it the right way, it’s Tennessee’s Eddie George. Next season, the Tigers will make history with the name The first HBCU to play at Notre Dame Stadium. George seems to have done the job by listening, asking questions, and understanding what comes with being involved with HBCUs and HBCU athletics. “The biggest issue the school (TSU) is fighting is land grant money owed to them from the past 50 years. About the obstacles that many ignore, or undereducated, HBCU constantly faces,” George said in a recent interview.

These are the things that keep the HBCU leadership up at night, and we don’t have to worry if Reid’s office is clean enough. Because what Reid, Sanders, and many others fail to notice is that athletics has never been a top priority in the HBCU, and never will. They are not the reason these institutions were created, maintained, and continue to thrive. The senior man or woman in The Yard (campus) will never be an athlete, because they are usually at the bottom of the social ladder. And if you think there’s something wrong with it, or that it needs to change, that’s a sign that HBCU isn’t for you.

But even then, some of Reed’s anger is justified. Just because athletics isn’t the HBCU’s first priority, doesn’t mean more can’t be done. back in 2013, Boycott the Grambling Football Team for about a week due to the conditions of their team’s facilities, long bus trips to road games, and personnel decisions. And at the time this was written, Morehouse College — the place where Doug Williams and Todd Balls spent time training on the sidelines — had yet to appoint a new football coach.

We have to do better. We must do better.

But hiring guys like Reid and Sanders is not the answer. They focus on what the HBCU can do for them rather than what they can do for the HBCUs. And at some point, we have to hold schools accountable for making these quick appointments that don’t help in the long run. The public—and the HBCU colleges themselves—should stop viewing these universities as Soft landings, or places where you can “get your foot in the door.”. These are first-rate institutions that produce graduates who change the world.

In conclusion, the best example of why Ed Reed does not deserve to be affiliated with Bethune-Cookman University, or any other HBCU, is Video From him he gave an emotional halftime speech to his teammates when he played in Miami. “I put my heart in this sh*t! Let’s go man!” Shout. If a man of such passion and determination couldn’t bring the same energy in a positive way to a school founded by one of the world’s best educators, philanthropists, humanitarians and civil rights activists (Mary McLeod Bethune) then the answer is simple – fire Ed Reed.

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