Herm Edwards sacked by Arizona State management

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Herm Edward has been relieved from his job by the Arizona State football management following a poor start of the season.

Arizona State football coach Herm Edwards has been fired by the owner of the club in his fifth season following an ugly home loss to Eastern Michigan and a lingering NCAA investigation into illegal recruiting practices.

Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson made the decision publicly on Sunday, following their 30-21 lost to Eastern Michigan of the Mid-American Conference as heavy favorites.

Edwards went 46-26 at Arizona State, including 1-2 this season and 17-14 in the Pac-12. The Sun Devils never won more than eight games in a season under Edwards.

Running backs coach Shaun Aguano will serve as interim coach until a new coach is gotten.

According to a statement released Anderson said “We have made the decision to make a change in the leadership of our football program, effective immediately.”

“By mutual agreement, coach Edwards and I have determined that he will relinquish duties as our head coach. At the core of this is doing what is best for our current team, staff and university. I understand the frustrations out there. We must do better and that starts with our decision today.”

Edwards was able to hold onto his job after a poor run 2021, but another loss led to his firing three games into the season.

Arizona State is still waiting to hear words on possible NCAA sanctions for allegedly hosting recruits on campus during an NCAA-mandated COVID-19 dead period in 2020.

The former NFL head coach, was considered an unconventional hire when he was tapped to lead the middling program.

A former NFL agent, Anderson represented Edwards during his playing days with the New York Jets.

 

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