Pretty Sure I'd Suit Up For Herm Edwards Right Now (Even If He Doesn't Know ASU's Mascot)
Um, who doesn't want points on "the scoreboard of life"? Lord knows I've needed some help in orchestrating some fourth quarter comebacks a time or two. Are you some kind of slacker? Do you give up easily? Then maybe Herman Edwards never coached your football team.
Thankfully, I haven't been subject to ESPN's over-exploitation of Herm Edwards. I got off that "Worldwide Leader In Everything But Sports" network many years ago so I love Herm just as much as I did when he "played to win the game" in East Rutherford, NJ. The dude is quirky, passionate, could give a rat's ass about a university's mascot and I appreciate him all the more for it. You want someone to memorize cartoon characters on a cereal box? Take a trip down to Sesame Street. Herm's got some sun demons of mediocrity to exorcise.
Sure, there's some vague terminology by ASU's AD (and former Edwards agent) Ray Anderson in what their goal is for the Sun Devils football team...
"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."
...but it's pretty easy to decipher if you consider what the business of college football is all about: to get recruits, win games and make money. Hiring a personality like Herm will help the Sun Saints do that.
And who is to say he's going to be a horrible fit for college football? You? Me? Some other blogger with a verified Twitter account? Yeah, he says ridiculous stuff, but I have to think his heart is in the right place. The dude perspires football and it's something 18-22 year olds will eat up and rally around. Hell, if he needs any equipment managed or practiced filmed my contact info is right below.