The Miami Hurricanes had one of the program’s all-time greats at its scrimmage on Tuesday morning, and according to him, there’s several good things to like.
Ed Reed recorded 21 interceptions and 288 tackles during a stellar college career that saw him named to two All-American teams. His 12 seasons in the NFL included nine Pro Bowl appearances and a Super Bowl victory with the Ravens.
What did he think of Tuesday morning’s session?
“There weren’t a lot of mistakes,” Reed said after the scrimmage, according to Miami Herald beat writer Susan Miller Degnan. “We’re getting better. That’s what it’s about. This is the time right now where you’re getting better, preparing for your offseason, seeing what you need to work on going forward.”
One player that caught Reed’s eye was freshman Jarren Williams.
“That kid is huge,” he said of the stocky quarterback. “How great is that those kids can come in early and start to develop and get some work in a lot sooner, which is awesome.”
Of course, another quarterback – Malik Rosier – was under Reed’s watchful eye on Tuesday.
“He was making solid decisions, and if it wasn’t there he’d tuck it and go, which is smart,” he said. “It doesn’t count toward your stats or anything, so take some chances.”
It’s certainly only a scrimmage, but while there’s a lot to build on before the spring game on April 14, one of Miami’s legends is encouraged.