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Arizona State Officially Announces Hiring Of Herm Edwards

Defensive tackle Jake Sheffield #91 of the Arizona State Sun Devils carries an American Flag as he leads teamamtes out onto the field before the Pac 12 Championship game against the Stanford Cardinal at Sun Devil Stadium.

TEMPE, AZ - DECEMBER 07: Defensive tackle Jake Sheffield #91 of the Arizona State Sun Devils carries an American Flag as he leads teamamtes out onto the field before the Pac 12 Championship game against the Stanford Cardinal at Sun Devil Stadium on December 7, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Sun Devils have hired the ESPN NFL analyst.

Arizona State has its next head football coach.

The Sun Devils announced on Twitter this evening that they've hired former NFL head coach and current ESPN analyst Herm Edwards.

Edwards, 63, hasn't coached since 2008. He was last a college coach in 1989, when he was an assistant at San Jose State.

Arizona State announced the hire as part of a new model.

From the release:

The department's New Leadership Model will be similar to an NFL approach using a general manager structure. It's a collaborative approach to managing the ASU football program that includes sport and administrative divisions, which will operate as distinct, but collective units focused on elevating all aspects of Sun Devil Football. This structure will allow the department to form a multi-layered method to the talent evaluation and recruiting processes, increase its emphasis on both student-athlete and coach development and retention, and provide a boost in resource allocation and generation.

"Our goal for this football program is to reach unprecedented heights, and therefore we need to find a way to operate more innovatively and efficiently than we have in the past," Anderson said. "In the spirit of innovation, our vision for this program is to have a head coach who serves as a CEO and is the central leader with a collaborative staff around him that will elevate the performance of players and coaches on the field, in the classroom and in our community. Equally important, the head coach will be a dynamic and tireless recruiter."

It's going to be something to watch, at least.