Herm Edwards is closing in on becoming the next Arizona State football coach.
According to a report from 247 Sports on Wednesday night, Edwards will be named the next Sun Devils head coach pending approval from university president Dr. Michael Crow.
Crow is currently in China where he is attending the Global Education Summit in Beijing.
Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson, meanwhile, reportedly is already on board with the Edwards hiring. Anderson previously served as Edwards’ agent when Edwards was an NFL head coach.
From the report:
“Nothing will get done without Dr. Crow signing off on it, but if he does, this is going to happen,” said one source, who spoke on the condition on anonymity due to not being authorized to disclose the information. “[Anderson] has known he’s wanted to do this for a while and it’s just been about getting everything else lined up.”
The 63-year-old coach led the New York Jets from 2001-05, before accepting the head coaching job of the Kansas City Chiefs from 2006-08. Edwards served as the defensive backs coach from 1987-89, which is his only college coaching experience.
If Edwards is hired, he is expected to retain defensive coordinator Phil Bennett and offensive coordinator Billy Napier.