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ASU football, Herm Edwards slammed by opposing coaches: 'Biggest dumpster fire'

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic

Athlon Sports puts out college football team previews each season and opposing coaches shared their thoughts on the Arizona State football team for the 2022 season as part of the preview for the Sun Devils.

They were not kind to Herm Edwards and ASU football, to put it mildly.

What do they make of the team?

Here's some of the comments from opposing coaches on Arizona State:

"This is the biggest dumpster fire in college football," the preview quoted one coach as saying about ASU. "It is absolutely mind blowing that Herm (Edwards) is still employed, at least in the mind of the college coaching community. Everyone knows it's a ticking time bomb, but no one knows if it's going off in a month or a year from now.

It continued: "They look like a mid-level SEC program when they get off the bus, and you start to see what they've been recruiting. Then you finish the game and it's like playing a MWC team. They're wildling inconsistent, they turn the ball over, they make mental errors, it's all stuff that screams no stability. We've played them when they're locked in and physical, and we've played them when they're just not interested in being there."

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Opposing college football coaches were not kind to Herm Edwards and his Arizona State football team in a recent preview of the 2022 season.

The preview wasn't done.

"The Herm plan isn't terrible: Bring in the CEO head coach to work externally, and let talented assistants coach," it continued. "But they didn't follow any of the rules. That model has to be adjusted from the NFL to college because there's way more ways to screw up here."

"This program has the best chance of a total implosion midseason because there's no consistency anywhere: not in the coaches, the head coach, or the roster. It's a waste. This program is always good on paper but fails to ever really win consistently, and this is another example of it."

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Social media had thoughts on the anonymous coaches' thoughts on the state of the ASU football program.

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