New ASU Coach Herm Edwards Appears to Not Know School's Mascot Is Sun Devils

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistDecember 4, 2017
FootballScoop Staff @FootballScoop

Anyone want to tell him? https://t.co/ugrpCVNBY6

If Herm Edwards dislikes devils, he may want to reconsider taking Arizona State's head-coaching job.

The former ESPN analyst, who hasn't coached since 2008, conducted an introductory press conference on Monday. Standing in front of multiple pitchfork insignia, he acted incredulously to a reporter introducing himself as an employee of Devils Digest.

"Devils Digest, huh?" Edwards said. "Where you located, my man?"

He joked about having to "watch out" for devils as a religious man. Perhaps he did not realize, or simply forgot, that ASU's mascot is the Sun Devils.

Per Sports on Earth's David Ubben, he also offered this odd quote:

David Ubben @davidubben

Herm Edwards: "We don't huddle anymore in our society. That's the problem with it, to be honest."

Edwards' agent said this puzzler to open the conference, courtesy of 3TV Sports' Brad Denny.

Brad Denny @BDenny29

Herm Edwards’ agent: “I have no doubt he will put a lot of points on the scoreboard of life”

The former New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs head coach hadn't conducted a press conference in a while. ASU fans will hope his reassimilation on the sideline goes more smoothly.

[FootballScoop Staff]

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