Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Herm Edwards named as Arizona State football head coach

Herm Edwards named as Arizona State football head coach

But, Herm Edwards as Arizona State's football coach? Graham is expected to coach Arizona State in the Sun Bowl against North Carolina State.

Hopefully, the big man upstairs takes no issue.

The Herm Edwards era at Arizona State has officially begun. "In the spirit of innovation, our vision for this program is to have a head coach who serves as a CEO and is the central leader with a collaborative staff around him that will elevate the performance of players and coaches on the field, in the classroom and in our community".

Edwards will oversee ASU's "New Leadership Model", which will implement a "general manager structure" to the Sun Devil football program.

In his press conference after firing of Todd Graham, Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson expressed his desire to retain assistant coaches Billy Napier and Phil Bennett, and it appears that ASU wants Napier to continue to run the offense, according to Dan Wolken of USA Today.

While Edwards hasn't coached since being fired by the Kansas City Chiefs following the 2008 season, the 63-year-old showed he had plenty of fire on Monday.

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Edwards has spent the last eight years as an analyst for ESPN.

Edwards quoted former ASU star linebacker Pat Tillman, citing his passion for the game, as why he's ready to return to a more active role in the game.

Only Edwards knows that answer, but it is fun to believe he isn't sure what team he's coaching.

Edwards responded with a joke, but the clip quickly went viral with people suggesting Edwards had no idea he was now coaching the Sun Devils. He was 39-41 with the Jets, who reached the playoffs three times in his tenure.

"I think a lot of coaches when they get these jobs, they become dominated in that I have to do everything", Edwards said. "I coach football. And I have been coaching football my whole life".

Arizona State fired Todd Graham on November 26 after his sixth season at the helm.

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