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Herm Edwards interviewing for Arizona State coaching vacancy this weekend

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After defeating the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, the Arizona State Sun Devils still went ahead and fired Todd Graham, with Ray Anderson citing lofty expectations for his football program.

So how is he going to get to the “top three in the Pac-12” every year? By interviewing someone who has never been a college head coach, obviously.

As Tuesday went along, it appeared Herm Edwards was becoming a more serious candidate to be Graham’s replacement, and Adam Schefter confirmed that his ESPN colleague will be interviewing for the ASU job this weekend.

Edwards hasn’t been in the college ranks since 1989 when he was a defensive backs coach at San Jose State, and has been out of the NFL since 2008 after going 15-33 in three years with the Kansas City Chiefs.

It also appears that Edwards was an Anderson client when Ray Anderson ran a sports agency prior to working as an NFL executive.

So what does this mean for Arizona? Well, it certainly seems good for the Wildcat faithful.

You’re looking at a guy who hasn’t coached college kids in 28 years, and who hasn’t coached period in nearly a decade. Edwards is 63 years old, so it’s not bringing in youth like ASU could do. And it’s not bringing in someone with recent success at a major school like Kevin Sumlin.

UCLA already made the Pac-12 South a lot tougher by bringing Chip Kelly back into the conference, but if ASU were to bring in Edwards, that could really help Rich Rodriguez and Co. when squaring off against their in-state foes for players.

ASU may be trying to win the press conference here, but it doesn’t look like they’re playing to win the game.