Former Arizona State football coach Herm Edwards hired by ESPN

ESPN announced on Tuesday that it has hired former Arizona State football coach Herm Edwards as a football analyst.

Edwards previously worked for ESPN from 2009 to 2017 before being hired as a coach at ASU.

He went 26-20 as Sun Devils coach before being fired after Arizona State lost to Eastern Michigan earlier this season to start the season 1-2.

“I am thrilled to work at a place that I believe is the greatest news provider in sports and to have a role that allows me to give back to fans,” Edwards said in a statement. “I can’t wait to return to ESPN where I spent so many wonderful years and made so many amazing friendships.

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ESPN announced that Edwards would contribute to its coverage of the NFL and college football with the former NFL and college coach appearing on editions of SportsCenter, Get Up, NFL Live and ESPN Radio shows.

It is set to debut at ESPN studios in Bristol, Connecticut on Friday on SportsCenter.

ESPN announced that Edwards has signed a multi-year deal with the company.

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“When Herm left for Arizona State, we said we would keep an open seat for him. After all he has done for us in the air and behind the scenes, he deserved it. ‘welcome back,’ Seth Markman, ESPN vice president, production, said in a statement. ‘There is no better teammate, and we can’t wait for him to bring his unique coaching perspective and passion for the game to our viewers.”

When ASU fired Edwards, it named Shaun Aguano, the team’s running backs coach, as the football team’s interim coach.

Aguano is 2-3 as the Sun Devils coach heads into the team’s game against UCLA on Saturday at Sun Devil Stadium.

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