September 11, 2018
Arizona State place kicker Brandon Ruiz (1) celebrates his game-winning field goal against Michigan State with Arizona State linebacker Jay Jay Wilson, right, after a college football game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Tempe. Arizona State defeated Michigan State 16-13. (Ross D. Franklin/AP, file)
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TEMPE — The knock on Herm Edwards’ hiring at Arizona State was his time away from the game. Edwards had not coached since being fired by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008 and spent eight years at ESPN, so the thinking was that there was no way he could be successful as a college coach.