SALT LAKE CITY — As part of a series ESPN published Thursday about NFL coaches' first jobs in football, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid shared some advice legendary BYU coach LaVell Edwards — his college coach — gave to him before Reid left the Cougars in 1982 after a year as a graduate assistant in Provo.
"He said that when you come to the head coach with a problem, have a well-thought-out answer,'' Reid said. "You can use that in all facets of life. Have a plan. The head coach might not agree with you on it, but you're coming to him with an answer. If he has something different, stick with that and go 100 miles an hour to do it. That's a huge lesson, and as simple as it is, it's big for marriage, it's big for raising kids, dealing with the media and so on. It was great advice.''
Writer Adam Teicher noted that Reid still seeks input from his assistants, but it's only so long as they feel strongly about what they're saying.
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And finally ...
Former BYU basketball star Danny Ainge, now the general manager of the Boston Celtics, posted on Twitter Thursday a video of him doing ball-handling drills with a defender who made up for not being very physically imposing by being pesky: his dog.
Check out the video.