Herm Edwards in the hot seat as Arizona State football coach in 2022

How hot is Herm Edwards’ seat as the coach of the ASU football team?

According to a ranking of college football coaches in the hot seat, only one coaching seat is hotter than the football coach at Arizona State.

CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd recently rated the job security of FBS’ 131 coaches and Edwards is one of two coaches to receive a “5” rating, which is labeled as “win or get fired.”

The other coach? Nebraska’s Scott Frost.

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Dodd looked at all eight college football coaches with their jobs on the line this season and placed Edwards second to Frost.

Of the Sun Devils coach, he wrote: “It’s safe to say that athletic director Ray Anderson’s model NFL experience was just that – an experience. Edwards is 25-18 in as CEO-coach, not bad but not good when combined with a languid NCAA investigation into prospects allegedly brought in during the dead period of COVID-19 Chairman Michael Crow backed Edwards, instead blaming the assistants died for alleged wrongdoing. In the aftermath, several players were transferred. This season has the look of Edwards’ last. At 68, he won’t be around for whatever the future of realignment has in store. The school would have been wise to take a post-season ban to begin rebuilding.

Last season, Edwards started the year as a ‘4’ in the Dodd ratings, which comes with the caption ‘start improving now’.

After earning an 8-5 overall rating with his program embroiled in a recruiting survey that led to many players leaving the program, it’s not hard to see why Dodd raised Edwards’ seat rating to “5” for the 2022 season. .

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How hot is Herm Edwards' seat as Arizona State football coach?

Other hot seat rankings for ASU’s Herm Edwards

We were interested to see what other sites thought of Edwards’ status as Arizona State’s football coach, to see if Dodd was perhaps being a bit harsh on the Sun Devils coach.

It doesn’t look like it, judging by other college football coaching rankings in the hot seat for the 2022 season.

USA TODAY Sports named Edwards one of the 10 coaches in the hot seat for the upcoming season.

Scotty Axson wrote: “In addition to lackluster results on the field, Edwards faces the NCAA investigation for alleged recruiting violations. His starting quarterback for the past three years, Jayden Daniels, hit the transfer portal Once word got out of Daniels’ departure, upset teammates quickly ransacked his locker and posted him on social media accusing him of dropping out of the program. Edwards will also be without four assistants, including the coordinator. offensive Zac Hill, who resigned amid this investigation. Two other assistants were fired, accused of hosting recruits on campus during a dead period of COVID-19. The point may be moot as October rolls around so that the Sun Devils face Oklahoma State, Utah, USC and Washington in the first month and a manageable $8 million buyout looms if he’s let go before the end of the season. “

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BetMGM has included Edwards on its list of coaches who may have issues in 2022.

Andrew Doughty wrote: “”Some people agree to go to the Cactus Bowl and the Sun Bowl. But if anyone here is happy with that, I don’t understand it,” Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson said in November 2017 after firing sixth-year head coach Todd Graham. Two years later, Anderson was in Texas to watch Arizona State, under second-year head coach Herm Edwards, beat Florida State…in the Sun Bowl. on the field with Edwards, a longtime friend whom he chose from among the coaches with more than zero seasons of college football experience since George H. W. Bush left office, and expressed no disappointment in a another mid-level bowling game Edwards is just 25-17, including 17-14 in the Pac-12 And throughout four years of mediocrity and NCAA investigations, Anderson has refused to comment on the his friend’s job security, nor has he expressed any concerns about m bank “major bowling games,” as he did four years ago to justify paying Graham $12.8 million. llion to go away.”

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Yahoo Sports recently released a podcast in which it looked at coaches in the hot seat and included Edwards in the discussion between Dan Wetzel and Sports Illustrated’s Pat Forde.

Wetzel said, “Herm Edwards at Arizona State, with all the scandals and transfers – I thought – he’s got 40 guys on the roster or something now. It’s a total mess.”

Forde replied, “They’ve just been – yeah. They’ve been gutted by transfers, they’ve had a turnover, they’ve got an NCAA investigation going on. And things were only going well for Herm. That wasn’t like he was lighting anything on fire there.So Herm is also at or near the top.

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Bleacher Report also included Edwards in its first list of college football coaching hot seat predictions.

Brad Shepard wrote, “However, his super-talented team fell to 8-5 in 2021 and weren’t in the realistic mix for a conference title. The development of quarterback Jayden Daniels also took a step back. last year. While he has an NFL skill set, he hasn’t looked like a professional passer at any time this season. To top it off, an ongoing NCAA investigation into recruiting violations has led to layoffs and muddyed the waters. This had a huge impact on recruiting, as Arizona State has seen massive disengagements and currently has the national class ranked No. 89. Despite these issues, Edwards told reporters in November that he “was going to be the coach” going forward himself may depend on what (if anything) the NCAA finds and how well his team progresses in 2022.”

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