It’s been a few months since Herm Edwards was introduced as the new head football coach for the Arizona State Sun Devils. Since then, it’s been an interesting ride.
Earlier this year, Edwards made headlines when talking about recruiting for the first time.
“Signing Day is a little bit unusual for me, because in pro football, you get to draft them. In college, they get to pick you!” Edwards said on ESPN – his former employer.
Now he’s making headlines once again.
Herm reportedly told his players that he’s willing to make cuts to the roster – and that includes scholarship players. According to AZ Central, Edwards “told his players before they began the fourth week of spring practice that cuts likely are coming.”
Here’s what Edwards had to say:
“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. 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.”
It’s not the first time a coach will rework the roster of their predecessor, however, Edwards might want to link up with the PR department to phrase the “cuts” differently.
Edwards was clear to note that if scholarship players are cut, they will retain their financial aid.
Under Herm Edwards, Arizona State is going to conduct its program more like an NFL franchise, according to its new leadership model released earlier this year.
We’ll have to wait and see how it all pans out.