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ASU press release on Edwards

by JD in Portland ⌂, Portland OR, Sunday, December 03, 2017, 22:02

I’m going to post this without comment.
For your reading pleasure.

Arizona State University and Vice President of University Athletics Ray Anderson has unveiled plans for a restructured ASU football model and named former NFL head coach Herman Edwards as the 24th head coach of Sun Devil Football, pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents.
The department's New Leadership Model will be similar to an NFL approach using a general manager structure. It's a collaborative approach to managing the ASU football program that includes sport and administrative divisions, which will operate as distinct, but collective units focused on elevating all aspects of Sun Devil Football. This structure will allow the department to form a multi-layered method to the talent evaluation and recruiting processes, increase its emphasis on both student-athlete and coach development and retention, and provide a boost in resource allocation and generation.
"Our goal for this football program is to reach unprecedented heights, and therefore we need to find a way to operate more innovatively and efficiently than we have in the past," Anderson said. "In the spirit of innovation, our vision for this program is to have a head coach who serves as a CEO and is the central leader with a collaborative staff around him that will elevate the performance of players and coaches on the field, in the classroom and in our community. Equally important, the head coach will be a dynamic and tireless recruiter."
Edwards, who will oversee the New Leadership Model, arrives in Tempe with a football legacy that has impacted thousands, whether as a player, coach, analyst, motivational speaker and author, or community advocate and philanthropist.
The New Leadership Model will allow for resource sharing and strategic planning between the football staff and administrators who are directly involved with the program. The administrative division will be primarily composed of Anderson, Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director Jean Boyd and Senior Associate Athletics Director Scottie Graham. The sport division will operate with an experienced and senior football administrator, Senior Associate Athletic Director Tim Cassidy, helping to manage day-to-day operations, along with a variety of staffers responsible for player development, player personnel, and recruiting, among other areas.
Sun Devil Football's existing recruiting infrastructure will be upgraded through additional staff support and evaluation resources, by instilling a culture of accountability at all levels, and building long-term relationships in communities across the country to help ensure recruiting quality and consistency. Both the sport and administrative divisions will play key roles in student-athlete development.
The New Leadership Model affords coordinators and assistant coaches more flexibility in how they develop student-athletes on the field, and enables Sun Devil Football to build on the 'Championship Life' program already in place through the Office of Student-Athlete Development to better equip student-athletes with the tools and skills necessary to succeed in their respective future endeavors.
Boyd is a former ASU football student-athlete who has risen to the role of Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director after 22-plus years of experience in Sun Devil Athletics. He has overseen the dramatic evolution of the department's Student-Athlete Development efforts and has been nationally recognized.
Graham, who joined Sun Devil Athletics in June 2014, has served as a sport administrator with additional responsibilities surrounding student-athlete development and welfare for the past three-plus years. He will transition to a new role where he will serve as the liaison between the sport and administrative divisions. He has an extensive background with the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) as he was the Director of Player Engagement for four years before arriving in Tempe, playing a key role in cultivating, maintaining and enhancing relationships with current and former players, business partners and other stakeholders.
Edwards will take a proactive approach to developing coordinators and assistant coaches, drawing on his nearly three decades of NFL experience in a variety of capacities and wide range of leadership positions within both the sport of football and in other endeavors.


He doesn't seem to know they are the Sun Devils

by Bryan (IrishCavan), Howth Castle and Environs, Monday, December 04, 2017, 12:18 @ JD in Portland


"I've made a huge mistake."

by San Pedro, Monday, December 04, 2017, 12:23 @ Bryan (IrishCavan)

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This experiment is going to be amazing

by Jim (fisherj08) @, A Samoan kid's laptop, Monday, December 04, 2017, 12:23 @ Bryan (IrishCavan)

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is this a meaningful restructuring?

by Jay ⌂, San Diego, Monday, December 04, 2017, 09:09 @ JD in Portland

Any more details on how this might work?



by San Pedro, Monday, December 04, 2017, 09:14 @ Jay

Rest assured, this is meaningful change.

In the new model, Managers will report to Directors, who will then in turn report back to Managers. VPs will report directly to Senior VPs. And Senior VPs will report to Herm Edwards, Chairman of the Board of Idiots.


This is my rough understanding of how this is setup

by Chris (HCC) @, Paradise, Monday, December 04, 2017, 12:23 @ San Pedro

Which, I guess that makes Herman the Supreme Soviet?



And here I thought ASU was just a subsidiary of...

by Greg, sittin on the dock of the bay, Monday, December 04, 2017, 12:31 @ Chris (HCC)

Barstool Sports/Gronkowski Enterprises.

I mean, recruiting to that place should be the snappiest snap in the history of snaps.


Who's the Director of Strategic Governance?

by ndbk32 @, Los Angeles, Monday, December 04, 2017, 11:12 @ San Pedro

Or the Head of Values? They've identified what they do best and have found more ways of doing less of it better.

Note: If you haven't watched BBC's "W1A," this post won't mean anything to you.


ASU is going to PLAY to WIN the GAME!!

by Jack @, Monday, December 04, 2017, 09:08 @ JD in Portland

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Alabama press release on Saban

by Pat, Right behind you, Monday, December 04, 2017, 00:30 @ JD in Portland

The University of Alabama has released the following statement on the Alabama football program and Head Coach Nick Saban.

School and stuff: important
Saban and Football: importanter


I just threw up in my mouth a little

by HCE, Sunday, December 03, 2017, 22:54 @ JD in Portland

but I'm sure Herm Edwards will be a totally outrageous and proactive paradigm.


It’s quite an assault on the English language

by JD in Portland ⌂, Portland OR, Monday, December 04, 2017, 11:54 @ HCE

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He will get busy consistently and thoroughly

by IrishGuard, Monday, December 04, 2017, 06:51 @ HCE

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Preview of 2020 ASU press release

by KGB, Monday, December 04, 2017, 07:37 @ IrishGuard
edited by KGB, Monday, December 04, 2017, 07:46

"Note: Herm Edwards died on the way back to his home planet".


Bravo to all of you.

by Greg, sittin on the dock of the bay, Monday, December 04, 2017, 08:33 @ KGB

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A big payday for the consulting profession, no doubt.

by Bill, Southern California, Sunday, December 03, 2017, 22:16 @ JD in Portland

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it's brilliant if it works

by Supe ⌂, VA, Sunday, December 03, 2017, 22:13 @ JD in Portland

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Let's get one thing clear.

by San Pedro, Monday, December 04, 2017, 08:22 @ Supe
edited by San Pedro, Monday, December 04, 2017, 08:34

If it works, it will be dumb luck. Because Herm Edwards is one of those guys who is consistently wrong. Listen to the man speak - he says idiotic things with such conviction that he causes rubes to follow him. "Well I didn't believe the sun was made of scalding cheese, but that guy who returned Joe Pisarcik's fumble back in nineteen dickety eight knows what he's talking about, Phyllis."

If Herm Edwards were alive in 1872, he'd have amassed a fortune selling liniments and various ointments guaranteed to improve vim and vigor.



by Supe ⌂, VA, Monday, December 04, 2017, 10:45 @ San Pedro

I don't really know anything about Edwards, you are probably right.

I used to be a management consultant and now work for a mega-corporation. The language in there might have been copy & pasted from some presentation on a team restructuring engagement for some business somewhere :)

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