Herm Edwards on Cancelled Pac-12 Season: 'What Do I Do for the Next Year?'


Like many head football coaches in the Big Ten and Pac-12, Herm Edwards finds himself in a peculiar situation without a football season this fall.

Edwards, who has been the head coach at Arizona State since 2018, spoke about the challenges he is navigating on an appearance with 95.7 The Game’s “Damon, Ratto & Kolsky” on Wednesday.

“There’s a couple of plans now. Let’s say you open up in the spring and you have six months to prepare for that. If you go to the spring, the next question that’s gonna come is how can you play 10 games?” Edwards said. “Because the season is shortened, because then you’re gonna try and turn around and play in the fall? If you do that how are you going to play two football seasons within a year of games?

“What is that gonna looke like? … if we don’t go to the spring, what do we do for the next year?”

Edwards joked that he has so many schedules on his desk that he’s dizzy, but that’s the reality for a conference like the Pac-12 right now, where everything is fluid.

Edwards, who coached the Jets and Chiefs in the NFL, said he will continue to do his best to serve his players.

“That’s my job. My job is to protect the players, instill confidence in them and create an environment where it’s safe, it’s fun and when things come about, to try and fix it,” he said. “Any person in leadership, they don’t serve you, you serve them. I have to serve these coaches and players every day.”

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