THIS IS EPISODE 537 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Herm Edwards is the head coach of the Arizona State football team. The former NFL defensive back joined Arizona State in December 2017 after eight years as an ESPN NFL analyst. He led the Sun Devils to an 8-5 record in 2019 and a victory in the 2019 Sun Bowl over Florida State.
In 1977, after going undrafted, Edwards signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and spent the next nine seasons playing defensive back in Philly. During his Eagles career, he never missed a game, playing in 135 consecutive games until he was released in 1986.
After his retirement, Edwards went into coaching and was an assistant for Marty Schottenheimer in Kansas City and Tony Dungy in Tampa, before being named the head coach of the New York Jets in 2001. He spent five seasons with the Jets and then moved on to Kansas City, where he was the Chiefs head coach from 2006-2008. In 2009, he signed with ESPN worked in TV for eight years.
On today’s podcast, we talk to Edwards about the 2020 Pac-12 season being canceled, the challenges he’s faced during the pandemic, the lessons he learned as an ESPN analyst, and how his faith has played an important role in his life.
1. A LIE can never fix the TRUTH.
2. Don’t CRITICIZE others when you are ANGRY with yourself.
3. Put your MIND in gear before you put your TONGUE in action. #ForksUp
— Herm Edwards (@HermEdwards) July 30, 2018