New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman might not remember Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay from their two matchups in college, but he's still impressed that the opposing head coach in the Super Bowl is his contemporary.
McVay, who turned 33 years old Thursday, played at Miami (Ohio) from 2004 to 2007. Edelman, 32, played at Kent State in 2006-08. Both schools are in the Mid-American Conference.
"It's very remarkable. I mean, he's a stud. He's my age and he's leading an organization to a Super Bowl," Edelman said Friday as the Patriots continued preparations for the Super Bowl LIII against the Rams, set for Feb. 3 in Atlanta. "It's unbelievable and it's a testament to how much he knows the game, how hard he works.
"I love seeing it. He's a MAC guy. You know that Coach McVay and that coaching staff is going to have that team ready and we are going to have to take advantage of that preparation time that we have and get ready, too."
McVay is in his second season as head coach of the Rams. He's the youngest head coach in NFL history to reach the Super Bowl, and is more than eight years younger than Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.