Arizona State moved on from former head coach Todd Graham after the 2017 season, and hired former ESPN NFL analyst Herm Edwards as the team's head coach.
Edwards last coached the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008. The 63-year-old former coach racked up a less-than-impressive 54-74 record during his eight seasons in the NFL, but led his teams to four playoff appearances.
With Edwards leaving to take over the Sun Devils' program, that leaves a glaring hole in ESPN's programming. Edwards was featured on numerous programs including NFL Live, where he played a pivotal role.
According to Richard Deistch of the Athletic, ESPN has found a replacement after several months.
Sources tell The Athletic that [John Fox], with stops in Carolina, Denver and Chicago over his 16 years leading teams, has been hired by ESPN as an NFL studio analyst.
Fox owns an overall record of 133-123 as a head coach, including a trip to the Super Bowl with the Panthers in 2003 against the Patriots. His best stint with any team came with the Denver Broncos where he racked up a regular-season record of 46-18 and four-straight division titles.
He was relieved of his duties in Denver despite leading the team to the playoffs in each of his four seasons, including a trip to the Super Bowl against the Seahawks. The very next season after Fox's departure, Denver won the Super Bowl while Fox went 6-10 with the Bears.