North Carolina State hired former Philadelphia Eagles assistant Mike Reed as its defensive backs coach on Thursday.
Reed served as the Eagles' defensive assistant-quality control coach the past four seasons. Andy McCollum, the former head coach at Middle Tennessee who spent last season as a scout for the Tennessee Titans, was also hired to coach the Wolfpack linebackers.
"Both of these coaches bring unique experiences to our staff," new coach Tom O'Brien said. "I'm glad to have our complete staff in place and am confident that each coach has the same goal that I do for NC State football: to produce champions in the classroom, in the community and on the football field."
Former UNC assistant Andre’ Powell interviewed Thursday to fill Clemson’s vacant running backs coach job. Other candidates are expected to be interviewed in the coming days.
Butch Davis has already proven to be quite the draw at UNC. Since the official introduction of Davis as John Bunting's successor on Nov. 27, the school has sold more than 3,000 season tickets for its six-game 2007 home schedule. … Roughly 1,000 of the orders are from first-time customers. At $240 per seat, that's about $240,000 in new revenue and the peak period for ticket sales is still months away."