It's just that Reid won't let you see him sweat. Like Edwards, he won't let you see much of anything. It's the Edwards influence again, though even he revealed himself on occasion. In his senior year at Brigham Young, Reid blocked for Jim McMahon. The two got to be buddies, and before the 1980 Holiday Bowl, McMahon, not exactly Mr. BYU, decided to play a prank on Edwards. "Jim had to make up a final exam before we left for the bowl game, and Coach Edwards arranged for the test," says Reid. "Jim and I were walking by his office one night right before we left, and we saw a light on, so Jim went in and said, 'Coach, I goofed up. Sorry. I missed that final.' It's the only time I ever saw Coach Edwards really lose it. He had this flowerpot in the office, and the next thing I know—boom!—he throws the thing against the wall and it shatters. Jim's laughing. 'Coach, I took the test! I got you!' "
Now, an hour after Philadelphia had improved to 8-3, Edwards's disciple was back at work. "We'll get that run defense worked out," he said.
"That's Andy," Edwards says. "He's not going to give the media much, and the public's not going to know him much. He could coach in Philadelphia 10 more years, and people aren't going to know him a lot better than they know him now."