For all the chaos and drama that surrounded the Tennessee search for a new head football coach, Volunteers fans, donors and Twitter users everywhere are probably saying something along the lines of, ‘at least we’re not Arizona State.’
Because at Arizona State, athletic director Ray Anderson’s plans for his football program are not going well. And they weren’t the most logical to begin with. And his comments blasting the Tennessee administration and new AD Phillip Fulmer for their own troubles in a coaching search are not helping his case either.
Here’s the latest update on where the Sun Devils stand.
-fired Todd Graham at a $12 million buyout
-replaced him with Herm Edwards, who hadn't coached since '08
-wanted to keep both coordinators
-lost the defensive coordinator on Edwards' first Tuesday
-and lost the OC on his first Friday https://t.co/jlzdmKDYiv
— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) December 15, 2017
Sun Devils offensive coordinator Billy Napier took the head coaching job at Louisiana, and defensive coordinator Phil Bennett left ASU to spend more time with his family, according to Kyle Bonagura of ESPN.
Anderson’s plan was for both coordinators to stay and work under Edwards. Take from this situation what you will, especially when Anderson said this about the Volunteers.
“The athletic department there is perceived there as a cluster,” Anderson told Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports. “Their athletic director, now Phil Fulmer, in the athletic director’s world is a pariah. It is not a good situation.”
Well, now Anderson is getting trolled on Twitter with his own comments as his plans unravel before his eyes.
Sounds like a "cluster" to me. Who's running that athletic department at Arizona State, and is he viewed favorably in the athletic director's world? People in glass houses … https://t.co/afO9ZEo3wY
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) December 15, 2017
Glass houses indeed.