Not even scholarship players at Arizona State are immune to possible roster cuts at Arizona State, says Herm Edwards.
According to AZCentral.com, Edwards said roster cuts could be coming this spring and that scholarship players won’t be exempt.
— azcentral sports (@azcsports) April 3, 2018
“There was a message sent and the message was very clear that we’re in the process of evaluating players between now and next week,” Edwards said. “You’re going to find whether you continue to be part of it or not. I told them that when I first took the job.
“I told some guys who continue to stay in the training room, you’ve got no tape. I can’t grade you if you’re not on tape. All of a sudden, guys got well. It’s amazing. Sometimes these players think with 85 scholarships I’m good. You’re not good. You’ve earned a scholarship because of your ability to be a student-athlete. It’s a combination of both. When you don’t meet that standard, there’s consequences. Consequences are sometimes tough. If I don’t apply those consequences, then I’m not doing my job as head coach.”
Edwards did indicate that if a student-athlete with a scholarship is cut, that player would retain his scholarship academically if they remain a student at Arizona State.
It’s clear that Edwards is trying to ignite culture changes with Arizona State.