ESPN personality and former NFL head coach Herm Edwards could be taking his coaching talents to Arizona State.
According to Chris Karpman of SunDevilSource.com, the school will likely name Edwards its next football coach pending a “a successful introduction to University President Dr. Michael Crow.” According to the report, the announcement could come as early as next week.
The last time that he coached in college was as the defensive backs coach at San Jose from 1987-89, his first coaching job at any level. Edwards then worked as a scout and later assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs. In 1996 he became the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive backs coach and held that job until getting his first head coaching job with the New York Jets.
He coached there from 2001-05, with a a 39-41 record. However, his Jets’ team in 2002 is one of only two teams other than the New England Patriots to win the AFC besides since 2001 (the other being the Miami Dolphins in 2008 when Tom Brady suffered a torn ACL in the first game of the season).
Edwards became the Chiefs coach in 2006 and held that job for three seasons, going 15-33.
ESPN hired Edwards in 2009, and he had been with the company ever since as one its most lively football analysts.