Former NFL coach and current TV analyst Herm Edwards spoke with Arizona State president Michael Crow who approved him to be Arizona State’s next head coach on Saturday, according to Devils Digest.
Edwards, 63, will be named head coach in a press conference on Monday.
Per a team source the meeting today between Arizona State President Dr Michael Crow and Herm Edwards went well. Therefore expecting Edwards to be officially announced as ASU football's next head coach on Monday.— DevilsDigest.com (@DevilsDigest) December 2, 2017
Crow is in Philadelphia where he approved on Edwards’s hire. Edwards will meet with current ASU coaches on Sunday, starting with offensive coordinator Billy Napier, according to Sun Devil Source.
ASU Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson approved of Edwards’s hire prior to Crow meeting with him.
Edwards has agreed to keep the same coaching staff.
“Football guys are married to football,” Edwards told ArizonaSports.com on the subject of keeping current ASU coaches. “Don’t get rid of them because they’re someone else’s guy.”
Edwards hasn’t coached since 2008 when he led the Kansas City Chiefs. His last time coaching at the collegiate level was his first coaching stint as a defensive backs coach with the San Jose State Spartans from 1987-89.
In eight seasons as an NFL head coach, Edwards holds a 54-74 overall record. Edwards coached the New York Jets from 2001-05 and the Chiefs from 2006-08. He finished with a 2-4 record in the postseason.
He broke into the NFL in 1990 as a scout coach for the Chiefs, then became a defensive backs coach for the Chiefs from 1992-95 before leaving to be a defensive back and assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996-2000.
Anderson explained on Sunday he is searching for a head coach who can push the Sun Devils into the “top three in the Pac-12” and “top-15 in the nation” regularly and can recruit four to five-star athletes on a consistent basis.