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When it was first reported that Herm Edwards would be announced as the new head coach of Arizona State, there was genuine concern from many in the football profession. How would a guy who hasn’t coached at all in the last decade fair in today’s game? Especially considering the fact that he has never even coached at the college level other than a short stint as an assistant back in the ’80s. Would he be too out of touch?
Well we are officially ONE press conference in to Herm’s tenure and it seems that those fears may be coming to fruition, but for a reason that we never expected.
I’m trying to decipher whether or not this was a poorly delivered joke or if the guy truly has no idea that the name “Devil’s Daily” is in reference to ASU’s mascot, the Sun Devil. For my money, I’d have to say that he is really just that clueless.
Anyone who is semi-familiar with Herm Edwards knows these few things about him. First off, the dude is all about preaching. Like he is the type of guy that can’t say more than five words without sprinkling in a bible verse. Herm even goes so far as to go around giving “motivational speeches” (a fancy word for preaching) delivering his message.
Furthermore, he doesn’t have fun unless he is winning. No exceptions. From this evidence, and just his overall demeanor, we have to conclude that Herm Edwards doesn’t do jokes. It’s just not in his DNA. My best guess is that he probably saw the pitchfork logo and assumed the school’s mascot was a vengeful Old Testament God exercising his wrath on all of the world’s heathens.
It is fun to speculate, but I’m genuinely excited to have this guy in college football. It’s about to be rant city the first time things go wrong and I for one cannot wait for it. Until then, here’s an all-timer to hold us all over..
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