According to multiple reports, it appears that Arizona State is on a short list of teams to join the popular HBO documentary series, ‘Hard Knocks,’ which documents football teams with inside access.
The series, which normally does its work surrounding NFL franchises during training camp, is extending its outreach to college football. Alabama, ASU, Penn State, and Washington State are the four programs that the series is looking to cast. Although, according to 247Sports, the Crimson Tide haven’t officially jumped on board just yet and nothing has been finalized.
Devils Digest was the first one to report the news, tweeting that the show will take place on the week of a home game against Washington State on Oct. 12.
HBO has chosen four college programs to run a Hard Knocks like show later in the season. ASU will be featured during the week of home game versus Washington State who was also chosen for the show along with Penn State and Alabama.— DevilsDigest.com (@DevilsDigest) August 13, 2019
All four college programs have major storylines going into their respective seasons. The NFL’s version of Hard Knocks is currently documenting training camp for the Oakland Raiders. It appears as the college season could be next, and it is in-line with head coach Herm Edwards and his professional philosophy to be very interactive with the media, dating back to his time at ESPN.
Whether fans like the idea or not, there’s no denying that a show with inside access featuring Edwards, Washington State head coach Mike Leach, and possibly Bama head coach Nick Saban is quality entertainment.