Herm Edwards is officially the head coach at Arizona State, and I couldn’t be more excited.
Welcome Coach Edwards!
— Sun Devil Athletics (@TheSunDevils) December 4, 2017
The school stated the following in a press release:
Arizona State University and Vice President of University Athletics Ray Anderson has unveiled plans for a restructured ASU football model and named former NFL head coach Herman Edwards as the 24th head coach of Sun Devil Football, pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents.
The department’s New Leadership Model will be similar to an NFL approach using a general manager structure. It’s a collaborative approach to managing the ASU football program that includes sport and administrative divisions, which will operate as distinct, but collective units focused on elevating all aspects of Sun Devil Football. This structure will allow the department to form a multi-layered method to the talent evaluation and recruiting processes, increase its emphasis on both student-athlete and coach development and retention, and provide a boost in resource allocation and generation.
I have no idea what the “New Leadership Model” is, but I know for a fact that Herm Edwards is incredibly entertaining. He gives a speech, and next thing you know there’s a high chance that you run through a wall with excitement.
Let’s be honest, this is going one of two ways. It’ll either be incredible or it’s going to be a flaming disaster. I’m not really sure which is more likely at this point, but I’m here for both of them. Would love to see him lose his mind after a blowout loss to USC or Oregon. That would be absolutely great content.
He can just stand at the podium and remind everybody that it’s how you play the game.
National championship or bust!