Reports: Herm Edwards expected to coach ASU pending Crow's approval

And Team 12's Cam Cox thinks it's weird.

Former NFL coach Herm Edwards is expected to accept the position of Arizona State head football coach, pending the approval of ASU President Michael Crow, according to multiple reports.

Both SunDevilSource.com and DevilsDigest.com said Wednesday that the decision was up to Crow.

12 News confirmed Tuesday that Edwards was set to interview for the job after ASU head coach Todd Graham was fired Sunday.

Edwards last coached the Kansas City Chiefs from 2006-2006. Prior to that, he was the head coach of the New York Jets from 2001-2005.

The former defensive back made his name as a player for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1977 until 1985. He also played for the Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles Rams in 1986.

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He was 56-78 as an NFL coach, including a 2-4 postseason record.

Edwards has been with ESPN since 2009.

Arizona State fired Graham as head coach one day after his Sun Devils beat rival Arizona to claim the Territorial Cup and finish the regular season at 7-5, slating them second in the Pac-12 South.

But Ray Anderson, ASU's athletic director, said the school would not settle for mediocrity in a press conference Sunday.

Graham still had $12 million and three years on his contract when he was fired, and the school may still owe him that money, even if he gets another job, based on language in his contract.

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