ESPN's Herm Edwards Hired As Arizona State's Head Football Coach

ESPN's Herm Edwards Hired As Arizona State's Head Football Coach

ESPN's Herm Edwards Hired As Arizona State's Head Football Coach

If anything, the Sun Devils will receive a jolt of energy and excitement with this hire.

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.

Herm Edwards is a big religion guy and wants you to know he's got no time for any devils. "I coach football. And I have been coaching football my whole life".

The announcement, released on ASU's athletics website, comes after reports last week said Edwards would accept the position.

"Our goal for this football program is to reach unprecedented heights, and therefore we need to find a way to operate more innovatively and efficiently than we have in the past", Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson said in a statement.

Edwards, the former New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs head coach and current ESPN analyst, was announced as ASU's new football coach Sunday night, pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents.

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Edwards said he's not concerned the gap between his coaching jobs will be problematic. "They're not bringing me here to play, although I'll tell ya, I've got one hit left".

Edwards has been with ESPN since 2009.

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. Edwards takes over for Todd Graham, who coached the school to a 46-31 record in six seasons in Tempe, Ariz. He went 18-19 in the final three seasons but guided the school to a bowl game for the fifth time in sixth seasons this year.

Edwards spent 10 seasons (1977-86) in the National Football League as a cornerback, the first nine with the Philadelphia Eagles. Edwards' last experience at the college level was as the defensive backs coach at San Jose State from 1987-1989.

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