"You never get a second chance to make a first impression." Herm Edwards, Ben McAdoo, Ron Zook, Jim Zorn and Jim Tomsula wish that were not the case. Those five football coaches had the worst introductory press conferences in history. By failing to prepare, these five men prepared to fail.
Herm Edwards, Arizona State University
The devil is in the details. Learn the nickname of the school, coach. Edwards seemed caught off guard by the term "Devils" — you know, as in Sun Devils — during his off-the-rails presser.
Ben McAdoo, New York Giants
It was a bad fit from the start for McAdoo and the G-Men. The man who went on to be known for his terrible haircuts and coaching was originally mocked for his ill-fitting suit at his opening press conference.
Ron Zook, University of Illinois
The first time Zook spoke to the Fighting Illini faithful, he brought the "noise" to "Illi-noise," mispronouncing the name of the state/school of which he had been hired to lead to the promised land.
Jim Zorn, Washington Redskins
The former lefty NFL passer was an out-of-left-field hire to replace Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs. And he did not inspire confidence by rambling about the "maroon and black" — which are not the Redskins' official colors.
Jim Tomsula, San Francisco 49ers
In over his head from the start, lovable line coach Tomsula's first press conference included highlights such as, “We’ve all been a part of a team somewhere — a great Jazzercise class, or yoga class, you know?”