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7-5, 2nd in Pac 12 - South

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona State announced Rob Likens will replace Billy Napier as offensive coordinator. "There was no doubt in my mind that Rob Likens was the man we needed to step up and fill this role as offensive coordinator," coach Herm Edwards said in a statement. "Coach Likens provides much needed consistency and stability as we continue to build our staff.

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Edwards loses pair of ASU coordinators (1:05)
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3dKyle Bonagura

Napier is latest in Arizona St. coaching exodus

Arizona State offensive coordinator Billy Napier was named the head coach at Louisiana on Friday. The Sun Devils later announced Rob Likens, who spent the past season as ASU's co-offensive coordinator and WR coach, will take over as offensive coordinator.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona State has confirmed offensive coordinator Billy Napier has left the program. There are several reports that Napier, who spent one season at ASU, has will become the head coach at Louisiana-Lafayette. “I wish Bill nothing but the best in his coaching career," ASU coach Herm Edwards said in a statement. "I can assure all Sun Devil fans that I am working diligently on hiring a coaching staff that will fit what we are trying to accomplish at ASU, led by incredible senior quarterback Manny Wilkins. Assistant Head Coach and Running Backs Coach John Simon and Co-Offensive Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach Rob Likens will be a part of my staff going forward."

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Sun Devils DC Bennett leaving after Sun Bowl

Phil Bennett says he met twice with new Sun Devils coach Herm Edwards before deciding he would step down as defensive coordinator after the Sun Bowl.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona State defensive coordinator Phil Bennett will not remain with the program. "While I would have liked for [Bennett] to remain on the coaching staff, I do appreciate the fact that he has chosen not to stay based upon family reasons," coach Herm Edwards said in a statement. "Family always comes first and right now he needs to turn his attention to that. My top priorities right now going forward are to solidify our recruiting class and to assemble a defensive coaching staff. Both objectives are moving along quite well."

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First Take pays tribute to Herm Edwards (0:42)
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Herm not worried relating to players (2:05)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Arizona State coach Herm Edwards is retaining the entire offensive staff. Offensive coordinator Billy Napier has been promoted to associate head coach, and ASU is retaining offensive line coach Rob Sale, wide receivers coach Rob Likens and running backs coach John Simon.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona State announced coach Herm Edwards has promoted offensive coordinator Billy Napier to associate head coach and will retain running backs coach John Simon, receivers coach Rob Likens and offensive line coach Robe Sale.

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13dKyle Bonagura

Now begins the great Herm Edwards experiment

Herm Edwards hasn't coached in nearly a decade, and whether he will make Arizona State successful remains to be seen. One thing is certain: The Sun Devils are a lot more interesting.

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Herm Edwards: 'Football ignites my soul' (1:43)
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Herm to bring the energy to ASU (1:55)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona State's "coaching search," beginning last Sunday and ending with tonight's announcement of Herm Edwards, essentially had only one candidate. No one else truly entered the conversation. I heard the school reached out to Baltimore Ravens assistant Greg Roman to gauge interest earlier this fall, but once it didn't materialize with Roman, AD Ray Anderson turned his attention to Edwards.

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15dKyle Bonagura

Sun Devils hire Herm Edwards as head coach

Arizona State has hired Herm Edwards as its head coach after the former NFL coach and current ESPN analyst emerged as a leading candidate last week.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona State has officially named Herm Edwards its head coach.

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Reports: Edwards in line to be Sun Devils coach

Former NFL coach and current ESPN analyst Herm Edwards is in line to become Arizona State's next football coach, pending approval of the university president, according to multiple reports.

Team Stats

Passing Yards247.749th
Rushing Yards179.950th
Points For32.338th
Points Against31.3Tied-88th