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  by - Senior Writer - Wednesday, December 19, 2012 5:13 PM
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CLEMSON – According to sources, N.C. State secondary coach Mike Reed interviewed Tuesday for the position left vacant by former co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach Charlie HarbisonCharlie Harbison
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, who took a similar position with Auburn earlier this month.

TigerNet learned that Reed, who has been at N.C. State since 2007, spent a few hours on campus with head coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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, who hopes to name a replacement for Harbison after the bowl game. The interview with Reed is believed to be the third Swinney has conducted, following interviews with Samford assistant Sam Shade late last week and Oklahoma St. assistant coach Jason Jones earlier last week.

Reed played at Boston College, and coached at Richmond before working with the defensive backs for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles from 2002-2006. In 2006, he took the job at N.C. State.

At N.C. State, he coached 2011 Thorpe Award finalist David Amerson.

As a recruiter, Reed has extensive ties in the Southeast, and Clemson defensive back commit Jadar Johnson told TigerNet last week that he heard from Reed more than any other recruiter.

Southern Cal defensive backs coach Marvin Sanders, who also has ties to the area, is also believed to be interested in the position.


Highlights of Reed’s career, courtesy of GoPack.com

Mike Reed's Coaching Career
Year(s): Team - Position
2000: Kiel Hurricanes* - Defensive Backs
2000-01: Richmond - Wide Receivers/Tight Ends/Defensive Backs
2002: Philadelphia Eagles - Assistant Coach (Defensive Backs/Special Teams)
2003-06: Philadelphia Eagles - Defensive Assistant/Quality Control
2007-pres.: NC State - Defensive Backs
*German Professional League

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Lettered at cornerback at Boston College from 1991-94. Was a first-team All-ECAC and second-team All-Big East performer in 1993. Team captain in 1994 and was a two-time preseason All-American; Professional - Drafted in the seventh round of the 1995 NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers, he spent two seasons there (1996-97); Played for the NFL Europe's Frankfurt Galaxy (1998-99). Team captain of the 1999 World Bowl Championship team.

EDUCATION: Earned a B.S. in communications with a minor in secondary education from Boston College in 1994.

PERSONAL DATA: Born 8/16/72 in Wilmington, Del. Married to the former Kimberly Byrd of Boston, the couple has two daughters, Michaela Rae (4) and Milan Skye (1).

BOWL EXPERIENCE: At NC State - 2011 Belk Bowl, 2010 Champs Sports Bowl, 2008 Papajohns.com Bowl.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: As a coach - Position coach for 2011 Thorpe Award finalist David Amerson. Amerson was also first-team All-ACC and won the Jack Tatum Award. Amerson set a new NC State and ACC record with 13 interceptions, only one of the national record of 14. Also oversaw a unit that picked off a school record 27 interceptions on the season. Junior safeties Brandon Bishop and Earl Wolff were were both named honorable mention All-ACC. The 2010 unit that picked off nine passes, including three in two different games. Corner back C.J. Wilson became the first Wolfpack player since 1966 to return two interceptions for scores in the same season. Coached a defensive backfield that intercepted a dozen passes in 2008, leading the team to 18 total picks to tie for 15th nationally. In 2007, coached second-team All-ACC safety DaJuan Morgan. 2007 Wolfpack defense ranked 25th nationally in passing efficiency defense. In the NFL, the Philadelphia Eagles advanced to the NFC Championship game in 2002, 2003 and 2004, winning the NFC Championship and going to the Super Bowl in 2004. The 2004 team set a franchise record with 13 regular season wins. Won the NFC East Division title four of the five seasons Reed was with the Eagles. The team made the playoffs from 2002-2004 and again in 2006. Eagles' defense sent five players to the Pro Bowl in 2002, four players in 2004 and two more in 2006 and finished second in the league in points allowed (16.3) in 2004. As a player - team captain as a senior at Boston College in 1994, he was a first-team All-ECAC performer and second-team All-Big East performer in 1993. A seventh-round draft pick, he was Mr. Irrelevant of the 1995 draft. Team captain of NFL Europe's Frankfurt Galaxy during the 1999 World Bowl Championship team.

PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS COACHED: At NC State - DaJuan Morgan; At Richmond - Stacy Tutt; With Philadelphia Eagles - Shawn Barber, Sheldon Brown, Brian DawkinsBrian Dawkins
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