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ASU football’s episode of ’24/7′ on HBO nominated for Sports Emmy

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards gestures during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Boulder, Colo. Arizona State got off to a strong start in its first season under Herm Edwards, opening with two victories, including one over then-ranked Michigan State. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

The episode of HBO’s “24/7 College Football” that profiled Herm Edwards’ Arizona State Sun Devils has been nominated for a Sports Emmy in the Outstanding Edited Sports Event Coverage category.

The Oct. 16 airing gave an extended, behind the scenes look at the program that Edwards is running, with in-depth interviews featuring Edwards, his staff and his players.

“It’s what you’re willing to do to get ready to play the game,” he said on the program. “You can’t cheat the game.

“If you don’t cheat the game, it all works out.”

The episode provided a look at some of the cast of characters beyond Edwards.

Junior wide receiver Frank Darby was one of the breakout stars of the hour. From proclaiming to his teammates that he eats breakfast as he was being weighed to telling HBO he needs his own show, Darby was a great personality for TV.

“It’s HBO, man, they need to gimme a show on there, my show (will) go better than LeBron’s,” he said.

HBO received a total of 16 nominations for the Sports Emmys this year.

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