Arizona State to interview Herm Edwards

Arizona State to interview Herm Edwards

Edwards joins a shortlist of potential Sun Devil coaching hires that, according to reports, includes fired Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason and MI passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton.

Seemingly out of nowhere, ESPN NFL analyst Herm Edwards has apparently become a leading candidate for the Arizona State job.

But this is the same Herm Edwards who has not coached in almost a decade. Edwards posted a 39-41 record with two playoff appearances over his five-year tenure with Gang Green.

Edwards, who played at California and at San Diego State, has not coached at the college level since 1989, when he oversaw the defensive backs at San Jose State. "Every year, I look forward to coaching that game. Why?"

He will interview to replace Todd Graham, who was sacked Sunday after leading the Sun Devils to a 46-31 record in six seasons.

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"In my view, [first-year offensive coordinator] Billy Napier has done an outstanding job with our offense", Anderson said. He also coached the New York Jets, becoming a meme with his "you play to win the game" screed, and left the National Football League with a 54-74 record over eight seasons.

One thing is for sure, though - should this go down, then Sun Devils players better be ready to "PLAY. TO. WIN. THE".

Edwards hasn't been a coach since 2008, but he has remained a visible figure thanks to his job at ESPN as an National Football League analyst.

Finally, should Edwards take the position, it's also reported that he would keep much of the staff already set at Arizona State.