Nov 6, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes football chief of staff Ed Reed watches from the sideline during the second half between the Miami Hurricanes and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

In a stunning change of events, NFL Hall of Famer Ed Reed has announced that he will not be the next head coach at Bethune-Cookman.

The program has informed Reed, who was most recently on the administrative staff at the University of Miami, that it won’t be ratifying his contract to be the head coach.

“I was committed to coaching and cultivating with the university, players, and fans,” Reed said in a statement via Bruce Feldman of The Athletic on Twitter. “It’s extremely disappointing this won’t be happening.”

While it’s shocking to see Bethune Cookman’s administration change direction, it may not come as a surprise to many, based on some of the unfortunate comments that the former Miami Hurricanes and Baltimore Ravens star made about the school already.

Reed recently did an Instagram Live chat in which he chastised the school and its staff over trash that he and his team were picking up. He also slammed the school for not preparing his office before he arrived.

“I’m waking out here with the football team picking up trash. I should leave, I’m not even under contract yet,” said Reed. These MFs didn’t even clean my office when I got here.”

Reed offered an apology earlier this week, but the damage was apparently already done in the eyes of the Bethune-Cookman administration.

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