Herm Edwards’ strengths make him at least an interesting choice for Arizona State | NCAA Football

With Sunday’s announcement that Herm Edwards shall be launched as Arizona State’s subsequent soccer coach on Monday, you need to marvel: What type of coach are the Sun Devils getting?

While we do not know the way good a sport coach Edwards shall be, you could be fairly sure he can be a formidable coach in all different areas.

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Recruiting, instructing, motivating, fostering relationships? Yeah, Edwards can get these performed. He’s a passionate, caring soccer man and a seasoned motivational speaker. He can discuss his manner right into a five-star stud’s coronary heart, and he positive can get his crew as much as play an opponent.

If all you realize about Edwards is his work for ESPN, or his “You play to win the sport” soundbite a era in the past because the New York Jets coach, listed below are a couple of items of video proof that present he can get his message throughout to highschool and faculty athletes. He has been across the former in recent times as a coach for the Under Armour All-American sport — and do not assume that shall be misplaced on potential recruits.

So whereas Edwards, 63, hasn’t coached in faculty since 1989 when he was an assistant at San Jose State  — and by no means as a head coach — he can make the most of these strengths to reinforce the ASU program.

That would go away in-game work as his probably greatest problem. Edwards was 54-74 in eight seasons with the Jets and Chiefs (2001-08), and his offenses, which have been usually conservative, have been center of the pack at greatest. His clock administration expertise have been roundly criticized.

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ASU athletic director Ray Anderson — who was as soon as Edwards’ agent — inspired candidates to be open to preserving ASU’s coordinators, Billy Napier (offensive) and Phil Bennett (defensive), and studies late Sunday indicated each can be a part of Edwards’ workers. Edwards can provide Napier the liberty to run an offense that completed the common season sixth within the Pac-12 in yards per sport (428) and seventh in scoring (31.9 factors per sport).

Perhaps the most important benefit to preserving Napier and Bennett is that they might help get Edwards up to the mark shortly on the Sun Devils’ personnel and, most significantly, recruiting.  

Edwards can take it from there. And one factor’s for positive: He’ll state his case properly as he tries to influence athletes to come back to Tempe.

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