Herm Edwards Doesn't Appear To Know Arizona State's Nickname

Herm Edwards hired as 'CEO' of Arizona State football; what could go wrong?

The 63-year-old Edwards, who has served as an ESPN analyst for the past nine years after being fired by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008, will also serve as the CEO of what the Arizona State football program is dubbing its New Leadership Model.

Arizona State formally introduced its new football head coach, former ESPN analyst and NFL coach Herm Edwards, on Monday morning in Tempe, Ariz. The school was searching for a replacement for the popular Todd Graham, who has the highest winning percentage by any previous coach for the past 30 years for the Sun Devils, but he was still let go after a 7-5 year in 2017.

Hopefully, the big man upstairs takes no issue.

"Watch out for them Devils", Edwards said.

The school's athletic director and Edwards's former agent Ray Anderson is convinced that this will be a successful idea.




For ASU fans, though, the more pressing concern will be on how Edwards' arrival will impact the scoreboard inside Sun Devil Stadium.

In the press release announcing the hire Sunday night, ASU said Edwards' appointment won't be just a coaching change, but will include a complete overhaul of the model the program has operated under. Edwards also coached for the New York Jets and went 39-41 over five seasons there.

This time, Edwards will be calling the shots in college as the new head coach for Arizona State University. "... I stand ready for the challenge of working with them to elevate Sun Devil Football". The closest thing he's done in the almost three decades since was serve as the head coach at the Under Armour High School All-American game for the last eight years, where he mentored some of the most talented recruits in the country.

Graham, who will coach Arizona State through its appearance in the Sun Bowl against North Carolina State on December 29, compiled a 95-60 record in six seasons.

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