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Former NFL Coach Marvin Lewis Hired By Arizona State

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DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 19: Head coach Marvin Lewis of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on from the sideline during a game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 19, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Once Marvin Lewis' tenure with the Cincinnati Bengals came to an end, it appeared he was ready to walk away from the game of football.

After his departure from the Bengals, Lewis became an analyst for Turner Sports and their coverage on the Alliance of American Football. That gig didn't last long due to the league folding before the postseason came around.

Instead of looking for another opportunity as a broadcaster, Lewis will return to college football. This isn't new territory for him considering that he spent time as a linebackers coach with Idaho State, Long Beach State, and New Mexico.

Next up for Lewis is a chance to serve as a special advisor for Arizona State.

The Sun Devils officially announced the hire of Lewis, who plans on giving the coaching staff another set of eyes and an example to follow off the field.

Head coach Herm Edwards couldn't hold back his excitement about the addition of Lewis, saying "His passion for teaching will be an incredible benefit not only for our coaches, but also for the young men we are responsible for as students and athletes."

Arizona State had a 7-6 record in its first season under Edwards. The team lost to Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl.

Lewis will try to help Edwards in his quest to take the Sun Devils to new heights this upcoming season.