Looking back at new Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Herm Edward’s coaching career.
At every stop in his professional career, Herm Edwards has had at least some success. This fact, coupled with an experienced quarterback in Manny Wilkins, should give supporters of the Arizona State Sun Devils hope for the 2018 college football season.
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Edwards, now 64-years old, earned the head coaching job at Arizona State after 10 years away from the sideline. During his sabbatical, Edwards was a prominent face at ESPN and carved out a solid career speaking on football. Similarly, another longtime ESPN face, Jon Gruden, also earned a head coaching job (Oakland Raiders) after a long spell away from the game.
The story of Edwards’ coaching career mostly comes from the NFL ranks. In fact, his first season in Tempe will be his first time on a college sideline — in any capacity — since 1989.
Having said that, the former Philadelphia Eagles’ legend is a master motivator and supreme leader of men. However, he’s also a genuine good guy and the perfect mix of “player’s coach” and “no-nonsense coach”.
Here, in preparation for the Sun Devils’ opener on September 1st, we’ll take a peek at the highlights from Herm Edwards’ coaching career. While he never won the ultimate prize, his resume is thick and impressive.