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Morning links: Everything you ever wanted to know — and maybe something you didn’t — about former BYU grad assistant Andy Reid

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid watches before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
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If you’d like some random and interesting info on Andy Reid, the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs and former BYU player and assistant, ESPN has just the story for you.

With Reid going for his 200th regular-season win Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, ESPN’s David Fleming gathered dozens of quotes about the colorful coach. Among the anecdotes:

• “We took phone calls at the first Andy Reid Show,” Eagles play-by-play announcer Merrill Reese said. “We did it live at training camp, and a caller said, ‘Hi, Andy, I’m so-and-so from wherever. I figured out your problem: Your jockey shorts are on too tight.’ That was the last time we ever took a live call.”

• College teammate and lifelong friend Jimmy Evangelatos recalled that Reid began as a journalism major at BYU and also considered premed. He still wasn’t sure what to do when his time at BYU ended. But Evangelatos told ESPN that Reid said to him, “LaVell Edwards for some reason saw something in me and he came up to me one day and said, ‘Andy, you know what you’d be good at? You’d be a good coach.’ And the light just kinda went on for him right then.”

• BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe also shared a story about how he and Reid were both Lutherans when they started college. “It’s an odd story, the only two Lutherans up at BYU. We’d go to the Lutheran church, had to be the smallest Lutheran church in the world in Provo,” Holmoe told ESPN. “I joined (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) six years after I left school. Kind of like me, Andy fell in love with a girl (his wife, Tammy). When I heard he wanted to get baptized, I said to him, ‘Andy, why are you doing this?’ He said, ‘I really believe for me this is the way.’”

And that just scratches the surface ...

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Baylor brotherhood: Dennis Lindsey, Melvin Hunt call for unity (Baylor.edu)

WEEKEND PLANNER

Friday, Oct. 4

Men’s soccer: UVU at UT Rio Grande Valley

Men’s soccer: Dixie State at Colorado Mesa

Women’s soccer: Utah State at Fresno State

Women’s soccer: Weber State at Montana

Women’s soccer: SUU at Portland State

Women’s soccer: Dixie State at MSU-Denver

Volleyball: Dixie State at Adams State

Saturday, Oct. 5

USL: Monarchs vs. Austin

College football: Utah State at LSU

College football: Weber State at Idaho

College football: SUU at Portland State

College football: Dixie State vs. Black Hills State

Women’s soccer: BYU at Santa Clara

Volleyball: BYU at Saint Mary’s

Volleyball: Utah State vs. Nevada

Volleyball: UVU at Grand Canyon

Volleyball: Weber State vs. Northern Colorado

Volleyball: SUU at Portland State

Volleyball: Dixie State at Fort Lewis

Volleyball: SLCC at Southern Nevada

Volleyball: Snow vs. Southern Idaho

Volleyball: USU Eastern at Colorado Northwestern

Sunday, Oct. 6

MLS: RSL at Vancouver

Men’s soccer: UVU at Incarnate Word

Men’s soccer: Dixie State at Fort Lewis

Women’s soccer: Utah State at San Jose State

Women’s soccer: UVU at CS Bakersfield

Women’s soccer: Weber State at Northern Colorado

Women’s soccer: SUU at Sacramento State

Women’s soccer: Dixie State at UCCS