Hello, Sun Devils? You play to win the game!

In a surprise move, former Jets and Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards has now become one of the leading candidates at Arizona State, where Edwards will interview this upcoming weekend.

Football Scoop was first to report that Edwards was in the running for the position.

Edwards hasn’t been a coach since 2008, but he has remained a visible figure thanks to his job at ESPN as an NFL analyst. The current belief is that Arizona State wants to retain their current coordinators while bringing in Edwards to help manage and motivate from the head coaching spot.

Edwards has not been a college coach since he was at San Jose State in the 1980s.

Arizona State is looking for a new head coach after firing Todd Graham this past weekend. Graham was 46-31 in his six year tenure, but the Sun Devils’ administration had grown impatient with the lack of growth after Graham put together back-to-back 10-win seasons in his second and third years with the team.

Arizona State was 7-5 this season under Graham, finishing the year by defeating rival Arizona 42-30.

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Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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