Arizona State coach Herm Edwards has tested positive for COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic is started to slowly choke the life out of the 2020 college football season, as several conferences are postponing large chunks of their schedule. The Pac-12 has been among the hardest-hit despite the fact the season has just started, as two more programs are postponing games following a concerning positive test.
Arizona State has opted to cancel their Week 2 game against Cal, who themselves postponed their opener following a COVID-19 outbreak, after several student-athletes and head coach Herm Edwards, who just turned 66, tested positive for the coronavirus.
Herm Edwards’ positive test is not a good look for the Pac-12
After barely holding on and scraping by in the early parts of the season, the uncontrolled spread of the virus in the country has made it difficult for several programs to continue their 2020 seasons. With several blue blood SEC programs already having to cancel games this weekend and beyond, things are looking pretty glum.
In his first two seasons as a head coach in college football, Edwards went 15-11, leading the Sun Devils to bowl game appearances twice. While ASU lost their season opener against Kedon Slovis and USC, Jayden Daniels and the Sun Devils should still be considered contenders in the Pac-12 South if games end up being played.
The combination of thousands of college students all living in close proximity to one another and the arrival of flu season has helped COVID-19 spread like wildfire. If more preventative measures aren’t put in place, the Pac-12 and college football as a whole might have a difficult time getting a full season together.