New Arizona State football coach Herm Edwards is bringing an NFL philosophy to Tempe. Some of Edwards’ beliefs have drawn ire from people. However, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is not one of them.
Edwards wants his football team to play with a sense of urgency, all the while knowing that scholarships and stability aren’t a forgone conclusion. His stance is comparable to players playing for jobs in the NFL.
Scott likes Edwards’ NFL approach to college football.
“It’s certainly interesting and exciting. Herm Edwards is breaking the mold with this new approach. Herm will bring instant credibility with his players, and he will win over a lot of parents in the living room with how he approaches making his players better off of the field. I am looking forward to seeing how this approaches works for the program.” Scott said, per SB Nation’s Michael J. Wilson.
Similar to Chip Kelly at UCLA and Kevin Sumlin at Arizona, Edwards provides a spark to Arizona State’s football program.
The Sun Devils have been a mediocre program in the Pac-12, hovering around a .500 winning percentage the past three years. Edwards is known to be a motivator. We’ll see if his NFL approach will galvanize Arizona State.