Herm Edwards takes over as ASU head coach.
Herm Edwards has officially been named the new coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils football team, after spending nine years with ESPN as an NFL analyst. According to ESPN, a news conference has been scheduled for today to announce the hire and unveil "plans for a restructured ASU football program."
Edwards, who will be formally introduced at the press conference later today, said this via the press release,
"Passion for my faith, my family and my occupation as a football coach are the things that have driven me back to the grass," Edwards said. "My personal commitment to build young men to be whole people through the game of football is completely in alignment with the vision President Michael Crow and Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson have for this program. I stand ready for the challenge of working with them to elevate Sun Devil Football. I am very excited and humbled to be the Arizona State head football coach."
Edwards, 63, has not coached since 2008 when he went 2-14 as the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. He coached the Chiefs from 2006-08, after several seasons with the New York Jets, accumulating a 54-74 record over his eight seasons between both franchises. The last time he coached at the college level was back in 1989, when he oversaw the defensive backs at San Jose State.
ASU fired head coach Todd Graham last weekend after leading the Sun Devils to a 46-31 record in six seasons, including a 7-5 record this year. Graham and his coaching staff will remain with the team through their bowl game.