Herm Edwards is making the transition from ESPN back to coaching and will have to get acquainted with the ins and outs at Arizona State. However, someone might need to let him know the basics first.
During his introductory press conference on Monday, he got a question from a Devils Digest reporter before Edwards, seemingly surprised by the name of the publication, cut him off to make a joke and let him know he’s a Christian man.
Here’s how that exchange went between Edwards and the reporter.
Herm Edwards at his introductory press conference : "Devils Digest? I'm Catholic now, I'm Christian. Watch out for them devils." Apparently he doesn't realize the new football team he's coaching are called THE SUN 'DEVILS.' pic.twitter.com/fpRVx1kGUy
— Kevin Marchina (@kg_holler) December 4, 2017
“Devils Digest, huh?” said Edwards, who asked where his business was located. “I’m Catholic now, I’m a Christian, watch out for devils. Just saying. We’re good, brother. We’re good. I ain’t taking it personal.”
Maybe it was just a bad attempt at a joke or maybe the fiery devil pitchforks all around him didn’t give it away.
In the end, it doesn’t matter as long as his Sun Devils “play…to win…the game” and make some noise in the Pac-12. Edwards takes over for Todd Graham, who coached the school to a 46-31 record in six seasons in Tempe, Ariz.
This season, Arizona State posted a 7-5 record and face N.C. State in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 29.