Arizona State's Herm Edwards to serve as professor

The Associated Press
Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards during an NCAA college football game against Arizona , Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards during an NCAA college football game against Arizona , Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Herm Edwards is adding a new title at Arizona State: Professor.

The school announced Thursday that the Arizona State head football coach will become a professor of practice at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Edwards will serve as a guest lecturer and conduct regular discussions on sports and media while continuing to coach the football team.

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A former NFL coach, Edwards spent eight years as a football analyst for ESPN. He was hired as Arizona State's coach last year and surpassed outside expectations, leading the Sun Devils to a 7-6 record and a trip to the Las Vegas Bowl.

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