We polled fans on Twitter to tell us what advice they would have for Arizona State fans who will now have Herm Edwards as their new head coach.
If the rumors turned to unofficial reports become official on Friday, the Arizona State Sun Devils will have named their official replacement for Todd Graham. The team’s new head football coach will be Herm Edwards, longtime NFL cornerback turned head coach, including a three-year stint with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Edwards hasn’t coached anything more than his kids in the last decade which makes the hire a major surprise, since Edwards seems to have settled in well into his TV gigs as an analyst. The longer a player is away from the game and in the studio, the less likely it seems that the person or coach will ever return to the sidelines. That’s what makes this so compelling.
Even more surprising is the fact that Edwards has never ever served as a head coach at the college level. The college ranks are all about recruiting, relationships and a more varied game due to different rules and competition. It will be important for Edwards to surround himself with the right assistant coaches and staff members to augment his weaknesses or inexperience.
Edwards was 15-33 in his tenure with the Chiefs, but in all seriousness, even Bill Belichick would fail if the quarterback options were Brock Huard, Tyler Thigpen, Brodie Croyle and Quinn Gray.
Given that the Chiefs were Edwards last stop on the coaching trail, we asked Chiefs fans to sound off about what they remember most from his leadership and any advice for ASU fans as they adjust to new leadership.
By far, the most popular response was the oft-quoted refrain:
At least some Chiefs fans remembered a lackluster offense:
Other fans were straightforward in their praise and believe he will do well at Arizona State:
And even one is ready to make the trade right now: