Ed Reed so badly wanted to coach at Bethune-Cookman that he turned down an opportunity to follow Deion Sanders at Jackson State.
Reed, who appeared on Roland Martin Unfiltered on Monday night just days after B-CU officials decided not to ratify a contract that would have made him the Wildcats coach, claimed Sanders contacted him personally about the JSU job.
“I turned down the Jackson State job to come here,” Reed said to Martin. “Prime called me. Deion Sanders called me himself.”
Jackson State eventually hired assistant T.C. Taylor after Sanders — who took the Colorado head coach job — publicly advocated for him as his successor.