To Herm Edwards, The "Ideal Football Player" Is Basically (Literally?) A Marvel Superhero Named 'Mandrake'
Look man (or lady), I can't explain it. If we were to quantify the amount of crazy quotables from every notable football coach across the country, Herm Edwards is probably neck-and-neck with Jon Gruden atop the list of sheer and utter nonsense. Therefore, it stands to reason that he is also a past his prime personality that got handed a coaching gig, in which he's sure to fail, due to recognition as opposed to recent resume.
However, for reasons that are unreasonable, I'm just not so sure I actually believe that. Maybe it's because charisma goes a hell of a lot further in the college game, but I think Herm Edwards has a legitimate chance to be successful at Arizona State. I don't think he'll be nearly as successful in scouting winged wide receivers with exposed abs on which you chop onions, but if you were looking for someone to lean on their enthusiasm in convincing a supremely talented teenager that he could turn them from a boy into a 'Mandrake' then he'd have my vote.
As well as a campus full of 10's, a preposterous (pool) party scene, and an overactive imagination, Herm Edwards has definitely got the juice to make prospective Sun Devils embrace their inner...well...Sun Devil. Even if he may or may not have known that was Arizona State's team name when he took over the entirety of their football program...