Last week, Arizona State parted ways with football coach Herm Edwards. A few days later, a troubling report has surfaced regarding his time with the Sun Devils.
According to Doug Haller of The Athletic, there were people inside the Arizona State athletic department that was purposely leaking information to opponents in hopes of getting Edwards fired.
“An opposing coach recently told The Athletic that it wasn’t hard to get intel on this season’s team because some within Arizona State athletics wanted a coaching change,” Haller reported.
That’s a terrible look for all parties involved.
To make matters worse, Haller’s report states that Edwards “never bothered” to familiarize himself with NCAA bylaws. That didn’t sit well with others inside the athletic department.
Edwards finished his Arizona State tenure with a 26-20 record. His best season was in 2019, leading the program to a victory in the Sun Bowl.
At this time, it’s unclear if Edwards will ever get another head coaching gig at the collegiate level. Even though he’s no longer with the program, Arizona State is being investigated by the NCAA for alleged recruiting violations.