May 25, 2024


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Herm Edwards on 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 one ranking of college football coaches on the hot seat, only one coach’s seat is hotter than that of the Arizona State football coach.

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

The other coach? Nebraska’s Scott Frost.

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

Of the Sun Devils’ coach, he wrote: “It’s safe to say the NFL model experiment by athletic director Ray Anderson was just that — an experiment. Edwards is 25-18 as CEO-coach, not bad but not good when combined with a languishing NCAA investigation over prospects reportedly brought in during the COVID-19 dead period. President Michael Crow has backed Edwards, instead blaming departed assistants for the alleged wrongdoing. In the wake, several players transferred. This season has the look of Edwards’ last. At 68, he isn’t going to be around for whatever the realignment future holds. The school would have been wise to take a postseason ban to start the rebuild.”