According to a report from 247, Herm Edward is expected to take the head coaching job at Arizona State.

An additional report from DevilsDigest adds that Edwards will keep the current staff in place, and that the “deal has been done for days.”

The report states that Edwards will likely be named head coach, “pending a successful introduction” to University President Dr. Michael Crow, who is in Beijing attending a Global Education Summit.

According to the report, athletic director Ray Anderson doesn’t need to be convinced that Herm is the right guy for the job, as the two guys have known each other and worked together for a number of years, including this interesting nugget – Anderson served as Edwards’ agent while he was still coaching the league.

While the hire would certainly go in the “unconventional” category, considering Herm’s time away from coaching and his last college coaching stop, the idea that he’s open (and reportedly going to) to keep coordinators Phil Bennett and Billy Napier surely sat well with Anderson, who said he’d like for those two to remain on staff during head coach Todd Graham’s dismissal presser.

Earlier today, Edwards went on local Arizona Sports radio to make it pitch for the job, and had some interesting comments regarding staffing and recruiting.

Last night, we reported that Herm was a strong candidate for the job, which created quite the buzz.

Read the full report here.

Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest developments.


Further confirmation here Saturday: