It's been approximately that long since Edwards has roamed the sidelines for a team serving in any sort of official coaching capacity, and after 10 years away from donning a headset, the longtime National Football League player and coach has decided it's time to return.
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Edwards will oversee ASU's "New Leadership Model", which will implement a "general manager structure" to the Sun Devil football program. He was a head coach for eight years in the National Football League with the Jets (2001-05) and Chiefs (2006-08). We have no idea if this will work out. Anderson also notes that "the head coach will be a dynamic and tireless recruiter". Edwards, a former NFL head coach and current ESPN analyst will assume the head coach position and serve as football CEO according to ASU athletic director Ray Anderson.
Edwards spent most of his coaching career at the National Football League level.
"Passion for my faith, my family and my occupation as a football coach are the things that have driven me back to the grass", Edwards said in the release.
ASU AD Anderson is a former agent, and Edwards was one of his former clients. It's a collaborative approach to managing the ASU football program that includes sport and administrative divisions, which will operate as distinct, but collective units focused on elevating all aspects of Sun Devil Football. "I coach football. And I have been coaching football my whole life". The coach he's replacing, Todd Graham, went 46-31 in six years and led the team to five bowl games. He was sacked a day after Arizona State's win over rival Arizona last month. That move will cost the school upwards of $12 million. "At the end of the day we're still average, middle of the pack and going to a low bowl game".
While addressing the media in his introductory press conference, a reporter from the Devils Digest asked a question which resulted in an answer from Edwards regarding his Christianity.