Arizona State’s Herm Edwards to serve as professor

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Herm Edwards is adding a new title at Arizona State: Professor. The school announced Thursday that the Arizona State head football coach will become a professor of practice at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Edwards will serve as a guest lecturer and conduct regular discussions on sports and media while continuing to coach the football team. A former NFL coach, Edwards spent eight years as a football analyst for ESPN. He was hired as Arizona State’s coach last year and surpassed outside…

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Jeff Brohm Turns Down Louisville Coaching Job, Remains With Purdue

Brohm was the leading candidate to take over the head-coaching job at Louisville. Jeff Brohm has decided to stay at Purdue, the 47-year-old head coach announced on Wednesday. Per 247sports.com, Brohm issued a statement to Louisville media Wednesday night, announcing that he had turned down an offer from his alma mater Louisville to be the school’s new head football coach and would remain in West Lafayette, Ind. Brohm played quarterback at Louisville from 1989-93 and was an assistant coach at the school from 2003-08. “This has been a very difficult and…

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Two Theories for Why College Football’s Black Sunday Had So Few Firings

They wanted blood. They got a statement delivered in a two-frame tweet. “Let me be clear to everyone, our players, our recruits and our fans,” USC athletic director Lynn Swann said in that statement. “Clay Helton is our head coach and will continue to be our head coach.” With that, the 2018 coaching carousel got a lot less spicy. A year after Florida, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas A&M and UCLA fired coaches—subsequently causing openings at Mississippi State, UCF, Florida State and Oregon—this carousel appears downright placid. Black Sunday was dark for…

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