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Coach Herm Edwards on hot seat at Arizona State

Sep 17, 2022; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Herm Edwards walks the sidelines as his team plays the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. Mandatory Credit: Alex Gould/The RepublicFootball Asu Fb
Credit: Alex Gould / USA TODAY NETWORK

Arizona State coach Herm Edwards is on the hot seat after the Sun Devils’ 30-21 home loss to Eastern Michigan on Saturday night.

The Sun Devils are 1-2, and university president Michael Crow clearly isn’t happy with the direction of the program.

“They showed up to play, and we didn’t,” Crow told The Arizona Republic after the game. “That’s basically the outcome.”

Edwards has had Crow’s endorsement in the past, but apparently not this time. In his fifth season at Arizona State, Edwards has a 26-20 record with two bowl losses and one win.

“Like anything, when you’re in combat, you support your officers,” Crow said. “And we’re in combat. But we’ll have to decide where we’re going from here and decide what the issues are and see where we’re headed.”

Things won’t get any easier for Arizona State, which begins Pac-12 play on Saturday against Utah, followed by Southern California — both ranked teams — the next week.

Before landing at Arizona State, Edwards coached the New York Jets (2001-05) and Kansas City Chiefs (2006-08) to a combined 54-74 record.

–Field Level Media