Arizona State football coach Herm Edwards’ future with team in question

Will Herm Edwards coach his last regular season game for Arizona State when the Sun Devils host the Arizona Wildcats in the Territorial Cup on Saturday?

Some college football writers believe so.

They’ve speculated about the ASU football coach’s job security since the team’s ugly loss to Oregon State last week.

Edwards’ team is 7-4 overall and 5-3 in the Pac-12 this season in a season that many thought the Sun Devils might win the Pac-12 title.

Edwards is 24-17 in four seasons at Tempe.

Find out what college football writers and media personalities are saying about the Arizona State coach’s future in stories and on social media.

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Jon Wilner writes: “The four-game losing Sun Devils have struggled to perform consistently on the field pending the outcome of the NCAA’s investigation into alleged recruiting transgressions. They have a win over an opponent ranked and so far they have not come close to making the competitive leap they were looking for when Edwards took over. In fact, his winning percentage in conference games is worse than his predecessor, Todd Graham, over an equivalent span. We continue to believe that a change is more likely than not, either because Edwards decides to retire or gets kicked out. Recruitment is in the gutter due to the threat of sanctions, and a barrage of players could be transferred as soon as the season ends. Essentially, the program is frozen pending Edwards or the NCAA or both. Such a waste.

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Matt Zemek writes, “ASU President Michael Crow can look around the Pac-12 and see every program falling short of potential. His program is part of it. If he can’t realize how much point ASU football is precious, and if he doesn’t move quickly to end both Edwards and athletic director Ray Anderson, one wonders what it would take to get him to act. ‘USC hopes that Crow is either paralyzed by indecision or bored to tears, all of which would prevent him from making the necessary evidence and decision to clean up the Valley of the Sun Devils.

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Donnie Druin writes: “The general atmosphere surrounding the Sun Devils football program is murky. There is no expected date for the conclusion of its investigation by the NCAA. Recruiting looks grimmer than ever, and the Arizona State is trending lower on the court after showing so much promise earlier in the year The temperature on Edwards’ seat is unknown at this time, although putting the pieces together of the puzzle, you think it’s at least uncomfortable Time will tell if Edwards can salvage anything from this season, or if Arizona state policymakers even believe he has to salvage anything However, in the court of public opinion, Edwards should be on his way.

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Andrew Doughty writes: “Edwards is just 24-17, including 16-14 in the Pac-12. And throughout four years of mediocrity, Anderson refused to comment on his friend’s job security, and he Nor has he voiced concerns about the lack of “big bowl games,” as he did four years ago to justify paying Graham $12.8 million for himself. walk away, or suggested that Edwards’ future might be in jeopardy as the program faces an NCAA investigation.

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Collin Kennedy writes, “In December 2017, Arizona State’s hiring of the former NFL head coach and TV analyst turned heads. After the early years, Herm Edwards looked like a terrific rookie with great long-term vision.Edwards led the Sun Devils to a 7-6,8-5 record in his first two seasons with two bowl appearances and a bowl victory.However, 2020 has handed Edwards in question. Numerous recruiting violations during the pandemic and toxic culture allegations led to an NCAA investigation. There is a belief that he could be out before the hammer was dropped.”

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