Herm Edwards slowly put together a staff of former NFL players and coaches at Arizona State University. That staff has thrived by culminating their knowledge and adapting a professional style of play at the collegiate level.
The No. 24-ranked Sun Devils just lost to the No. 12 ranked Utes this past Saturday, but at 5-2, they’ve still made strides over the last few seasons. That said, many of his former pros will likely be called upon when the next wave of NFL coaches is requested.
That wave may include jobs in Washington, Cleveland, Dallas, Miami and many other locations. Former Bengals’ long-time head coach Marvin Lewis is one of their staff members and will reportedly be getting “serious consideration” as a head coach.
Browns’ Freddie Kitchens has been on the hot seat, and Lewis could be a perfect replacement, potentially coaching his former rival. It’s not as unlikely as many may think.
“I believe that Marvin Lewis is going to get serious consideration in the upcoming NFL coaching cycle for a head coaching job. I truly believe there’s a possibility... and even on the college level too.”
Lewis wasn’t retained after three straight losing seasons. However, prior to that, Lewis won ten or more games in four straight seasons. Even if it wasn’t completely his fault, he was the one that had to go. Lewis was the scapegoat.
After 16 seasons, Lewis ended his tenure in Cincinnati, coaching the Queen City’s beloved team in over 250 games, securing a 131-122-3 record.
The Bengals moved on, and they’re now 0-7. Lewis also moved on without much drama, dropping down to the collegiate level, and he’s now in a better position, primed for another chance at a successful NFL career.
If he wants a gig, it appears Lewis could work his way back into the league, but his interest in returning to the NFL is unknown. Lewis may enjoy a less stressful environment at Arizona State.