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Herm Edwards Tells Pat McAfee That TV Career Made Him A Better Coach

“Just like during his time on ESPN, Edwards said that when he talks about plays and how they should work, a little video evidence goes a long way.”

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College football fans around the country were shocked in 2018 when Arizona State University hired Herm Edwards as its new coach. Here was a guy that had been on TV and not on a sideline coaching football in a decade. He hasn’t coached college football in nearly three decades.

Plenty of jokes followed the hire, but two years and a pair of bowl appearances later, Edwards has shown all the doubters why he was the right guy for the Sun Devils.

On Monday, Edwards was a guest on CBS Sports Radio’s The Pat McAfee Show. McAfee asked the coach how his ten years on TV made him a better football coach. Edwards responded that an analyst’s job offers a lot of the same challenges as coaching teenagers.

“I’ve always felt this way, but more so now because of the young generation that plays the sport,” Edwards said. “You gotta tell them ‘why’. Why is first.”

Edwards also said that he learned there is no time for boring. That is especially true with a generation that spent more time watching YouTube on a phone or tablet than watching two-hour movies in theaters.

“You gotta grab their attention, because they multi-task. That’s how they’re brains operate.”

Later in the interview, Edwards explained how he implements the “why” with his players. Just like during his time on ESPN, Edwards said that when he talks about plays and how they should work, a little video evidence goes a long way.

“When we put stuff in, we’ll put it in and then go ‘Hey man, these three pro teams run this.’ All the sudden, the film comes on. It’s the same offense, same defense, same plays. And they go ‘Oh, pro football! Let’s watch this.'”

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Howie Rose Plans to Travel for Mets Postseason Games

“Oh, I’m all-in if they play in Timbuktu,” Rose said.

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Howie Rose has cut back on his travel schedule as the radio voice of the New York Mets in 2022, but he says that no place is off limits during the playoffs.

“Oh, I’m all-in if they play in Timbuktu,” Rose told Newsday. “A lot of this was designed to make sure that I had enough reserve to be able to handle anything that comes up in terms of road trips.”

Rose, 68, readies for what is likely to be a Wild Card series start to the playoffs and because of their Wild Card status, a win there could mean a trip to Los Angeles for the National League Divisional Series.

“It’s not exactly like managing Edwin Diaz’s innings, but I think that doing the number of games that I have and more to the point, being able to take the breaks that I have, has enabled me to approach the postseason with a clear mind and the full-speed-ahead attitude that you need to have.”

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Jake Chapman Named Orlando Magic Radio Play-By-Play Voice

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Jake Chapman has been introduced as the new radio play-by-play voice of the NBA’s Orlando Magic.

Chapman is beginning his 10th overall season with the franchise. He has previously served as the pre-game and post-game host for the team, as well as the radio producer. He joined the club as in intern in 2006 before becoming a producer in 2009. He then joined the Detroit Pistons Radio Network in 2014 to become its pre-game and post-game host as well as executive producer. He later joined 92.3 The Fan and the Cleveland Browns Radio Network as a producer. He returned to the Magic in 2019.

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Brandon Kravitz will serve as co-host for pregame, halftime and postgame. The network pregame show, Magic Tonight, will hit the air 30 minutes prior to tip-off. Magic Tonight is scheduled to premiere on October 11.

96.9 The Game is the radio flagship of the Magic Radio Network.

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Angelo Cataldi Thinks Cris Collinsworth Is A ‘Bozo’

“He goes ‘I think Cris is usually smart in and his analysis is good but…” Hughes said before Cataldi interrupted by shouting “No he’s not! No he’s not!”, he reiterated. “He’s not smart!”

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Some analysis made by Sunday Night Football commentator Cris Collinsworth caught the attention of 94 WIP morning host Angelo Cataldi that sent him over the edge Monday morning.

“Joe Banner ripped Cris Collinsworth last night over something he said about Andy Reid in the game last night,” Rhea Hughes said as she detailed Banner’s criticism. “He goes ‘I worked for Andy Reid for 14 years. Cris Collinsworth just said if there’s anything Andy Reid loves to do it’s pound the football.”

“Oh that’s a total lie! Cris Collinsworth is a bozo!”, Cataldi shouted.

Reid faced heavy criticism at the end of his tenure as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles for his reluctance to run the football. The team routinely finished in the bottom half of the league in rushing yards per game during Reid’s 14 seasons at the helm of the franchise.

“He goes ‘I think Cris is usually smart in and his analysis is good but…” Hughes said before Cataldi interrupted by shouting “No he’s not! No he’s not!”, he reiterated. “He’s not smart!”

“NBC needs to learn he does no work anymore,” Hughes added of Collinsworth.

“Nothing! Stop it! Stop it all of you! Stop it now!”, Cataldi concluded.

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