The best of Herm Edwards' introduction as ASU's head coach

Arizona State announced Herm Edwards as its next coach Sunday.

It was reported last week that Edwards was going to take over for the Sun Devils pending an interview with Arizona State president Michael Crow.

Edwards' hiring was complete pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents, ASU said in a press release.

"During my years with and around the NFL, there is not a more respected man that has the passion for the game of football like that of Herm Edwards", said Anderson.

Edwards spent the last nine years as an National Football League analyst for ESPN and has not coached in college since serving as a San Jose State assistant in 1989. It's a collaborative approach to managing the ASU football program that includes sport and administrative divisions, which will operate as distinct, but collective units focused on elevating all aspects of Sun Devil Football.

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. Edwards, a former NFL head coach and current ESPN analyst will assume the head coach position and serve as football CEO according to ASU athletic director Ray Anderson. 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.

This season, Arizona State posted a 7-5 record and face N.C. State in the Sun Bowl on December 29.

"Devils Digest, huh?" said Edwards, who asked where his business was located. I stand ready for the challenge of working with them to elevate Sun Devil Football.

Yeahhhh ... despite literally being surrounded by tridents and Sparky and about to do work at Sun Devil Stadium, Edwards seems blissfully unaware of the school's mascot.

Edwards also offered up this gem as he paraphrased former Arizona State star Pat Tillman: "Football ignites my soul".


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