NC State hires ex-NFL assistants Reed, McCollum

Updated: January 25, 2007, 3:25 PM ET
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- 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."

McCollum, 47, was the head coach at Middle Tennessee from 1999-2005 and guided the Blue Raiders through their transition from Division I-AA to I-A. He was fired after his fourth consecutive losing season and an overall record of 34-45.


Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

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