Remember how funny the the reactions were when, after being fired as head coach of the Cleveland Browns, Hue Jackson joined the Bengals as a special assistant to Marvin Lewis? (And immediately spawned Dwight Schrute memes?)
Yeah, well, guess who’s a special assistant now?!
Okay, so Marvin Lewis’ official title is going to be Special Advisor, but as Dwight Schrute always knew, one’s title is always subject to interpretation.
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ProFootballTalk.com wrote about the hire, “Lewis has a home in Phoenix, and wasn’t busy after his gig as a commentator for the AAF ended prematurely (and apparently without other media opportunities).”
Wonder why he didn’t just make the move to an NFL broadcast booth? Oh… right.
Anyhoo, Lewis, who went 131-122-3 in 16 years with the Bengals (0-7 in the playoffs) will be joining Herm, along with former NFL assistant coach Shawn Slocum and former NFL players Kevin Mawae, Antonio Pierce, Derek Hagan, and Danny White on the staff down in Tempe.
Reactions to Lewis’ hiring by Edwards was met with derision by many on the internet (mostly by Bengals fans and those who laugh at them).
ASU gonna win 6 games then lose their bowl game in true Marvin Lewis fashion https://t.co/5fTTc5SOKR— Alex ♿️🛩 (@paco__sinbad) May 28, 2019
Former #Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is joining Arizona State’s staff as “the special advisor to Sun Devil football".— Cincinnati 💔 (@CincyProblems) May 28, 2019
No word yet on if Hue Jackson will be joining him as "the assistant to the special advisor to Sun Devil football". https://t.co/nluuqFPIBI
ASU hired Marvin Lewis ?? 💀 Smh what’s going on over there— 👊🏼 (@davestinks) May 28, 2019
Ha hahaha Marvin Lewis joins ASU Football Staff hahahahahahahahahahha— Mark Zorner (@MikeSWarner) May 28, 2019
Perfect fit. Mediocre trying to remain mediocre? Marvin Lewis is your guy. https://t.co/FI9HGYEM1e— Chase Businelle (@ChaseBusinelle) May 28, 2019
If there was any chance of ASU making the CFP, Marvin Lewis just destroyed it— Matt Marcil (@Mattymarcilson) May 28, 2019
“We just gotta do a better job” -Marvin Lewis, after ASU goes 6-6 and loses their bowl game https://t.co/8eAJogsS6a— Mark (@markvaughn100) May 28, 2019
ASU’s trying to be as mediocre as possible, aren’t they?— JP Fox (@_jpfox) May 28, 2019
Ex-Bengals coach Marvin Lewis lands role on Herm Edwards' staff at Arizona State https://t.co/NQaJRWd61z
@MitchMossRadio @paulyhoward what the hell is Arizona St doing?? Hiring Marvin Lewis?? what's next Hue Jackson? Bet Under on Arizona St wins...Marvin Lewis hasn't won a damn thing ever..horrible hire!— Big Mo (@Brad02145274) May 28, 2019
But how do you really feel about Lewis being hired at ASU?
Arizona State's Odds to win the National Championship: 250-1— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) May 28, 2019
Arizona State's Odds to win the National Championship after Marvin Lewis joined the staff: 250-1 https://t.co/OjOBchNosk
Seems like a solid hire to me.