Arizona State football self-imposes one-year bowl ban in midst of NCAA investigation

The Arizona State Sun Devils have a new head coach in former Oregon assistant Kenny Dillingham. The program has also been active on the transfer portal, bringing in former Notre Dame quarterback Drew Pyne, although he ended up losing the job to Jaden Rashada.

As everybody knows, the Herm Edwards era was ugly at Arizona State, and the program has now self-imposed a one-year postseason ban for the 2023 campaign due to potential violations that occurred during Edwards’ time, per Pete Thamel of ESPN.

According to Thamel, ASU was being investigated because of “persistent ignoring of the restrictions implemented during the COVID-19 recruiting dead period.”

With all of the roster changes at Arizona State, a bowl game in 2023 always seemed like a long shot, so getting this ban out of the way now makes sense, although it’s a tough blow for the new coaching regime after getting rid of Edwards.

This makes the decision to hire Edwards in 2017 even more questionable, but at least Arizona State can move on.

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