Herm Edwards expected to become next head coach for Arizona State
After being away from coaching for almost a decade, former New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards is expected to become the next head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils football program.
According to SunDevilSource.com publisher Chris Karpman, the report states that Edwards is surprisingly slated to replace recently-fired head coach Todd Graham. The decision is still subject to the approval of ASU’s president, Dr. Michael Crow.
Edwards, as noted by the report, has yet to even interview for the job. He confirmed on Tuesday that an interview will occur this weekend.
On Wednesday, several reports surfaced that the deal was finalized, and just pending an official announcement.
Once represented by current Arizona State Vice President for Ray Anderson, there is a previous connection with Edwards. Even before he became an NFL executive, Anderson was Edwards’ agent.
“I’ve gotten a lot of calls in my career here on television (as an analyst), answered them and said no thank you,” Edwards said on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “This is one that there is a connection with the AD there, Ray Anderson and myself, that I owe him to come down there and speak. That’s where it’s at.”
Now 63 years old, Edwards still has only three years of college coaching experience under his belt from 1987-89 as the defensive backs coach at San Jose State University.
Edwards is best known for his tirade back in 2002 as the head coach of the Jets. Let it be known: you play to win the game!
The Sun Devils, who just beat their heated rival University of Arizona Wildcats 42-30 last weekend to win the annual Territorial Cup, improved to 7-5 on the season and currently await their bowl bid.