Herm Edwards returns to ESPN as NFL, college football analyst after Arizona State exit
Herm Edwards is going back to the Worldwide Leader.
ESPN announced on Tuesday it is bringing the former Arizona State head coach back to Bristol to serve as an NFL and college football analyst. Edwards and Arizona State agreed to part ways in September following a 30-21 loss to Eastern Michigan.
A coach for 30+ years, Edwards previously worked at ESPN from '09-'17
He is scheduled to appear Friday on SportsCenter
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Edwards will appear on a number of ESPN shows — including SportsCenter, Get Up, and NFL Live — as part of a multi-year agreement with the sports media company. He will make his debut on SportsCenter this Friday, Nov. 4, live at ESPN’s studio in Bristol.
“When Herm left for Arizona State, we said we’d keep a seat open for him. After all he did for us on the air and behind the scenes, he deserved that. We are thrilled to welcome him back,” said ESPN’s Seth Markman 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 back for our viewers.”
Added Edwards: “I’m excited to work at a place that, in my opinion, is the greatest information provider in sports, and to have a role that allows me to give back to fans. I look forward to returning to ESPN where I spent so many wonderful years and established so many incredible friendships.”
Edwards was 26-20 as the ASU head coach.