The Arizona State soccer workforce fired Herm Edwards as its coach on Sunday and named working backs coach Shaun Aguano because the interim coach.
Speculation instantly swirled about who might doubtlessly be the following coach of the Sun Devils.
Take a have a look at some potential candidates to be the following ASU soccer coach, in accordance to lists from faculty soccer writers (and there are evidently rather a lot of them).
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The Arizona Republic: Tom Herman, Vance Joseph, Urban Meyer, Bob Stoops, Dan Mullen ought to be candidates for ASU job
Columnist Greg Moore wrote of Herman, the previous Texas coach: “He was 32-18 in 4 seasons with the Longhorns, together with 4-0 in bowl video games. Before that, Herman discovered success at Houston, together with a 13-1 season with a win within the Peach Bowl. In six seasons, Herman has by no means had a dropping file, he is completed within the AP prime 25 4 occasions, together with two occasions within the prime 10.”
CBS Sports: Matt Rhule, Byron Leftwich, Dan Mullen, Todd Monken, Hugh Freeze, Bryan Harsin, Deion Sanders, Tom Herman, Mike Norvell, Justin Wilcox, Rick Neuheisel options at ASU
Dennis Dodd wrote of Rhule, the present Carolina Panthers coach: “The chief within the clubhouse if he is . Anderson loves NFL guys (clearly). If Rhule leaves the Panthers and is not snatched up by Nebraska, it should not be a tricky choice for Arizona State. Dave Aranda at Baylor continues to be utilizing gamers Rhule left behind who helped him win the Big 12 final season. The consummate program builder could be at residence within the desert.”
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ESPN: Bryan Harsin, Kalani Sitake, Jonathan Smith, Tom Herman amongst candidates to replace Herm Edwards
Pete Thamel additionally listed Troy Calhoun, Charles Huff, Matt Entz, Sean Lewis, Bill O’Brien, Todd Monken, Derek Mason and Alex Grinch as prospects in Tempe. Harsin is believed to be on the recent seat because the coach at Auburn.
Athlon Sports: Blake Anderson, Brent Brennan, Troy Calhoun, Jamey Chadwell, Kenny Dillingham, Josh Gattis, Alex Grinch, Bryan Harsin potential ASU candidates
The website additionally included Jay Hill, Jeff Lebby, Sean Lewis, Brian Lindgren, Todd Monken, Bill O’Brien, Matt Rhule, Troy Taylor, Jeff Traylor, Bronco Mendenhall, Tom Herman and Dan Mullen on its record.
Of Anderson, Utah State’s coach, Steven Lassan wrote: “Anderson was a constant winner at Arkansas State, going 51-37 (2014-20) and helped Utah State engineer an enormous turnaround final fall. The Aggies went 1-5 in ’20 however improved to 11-3 and gained the Mountain West in Anderson’s debut. He additionally has expertise working at a Power 5 program after a stint as offensive coordinator at North Carolina (2012-13).”
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Draft Kings: Urban Meyer, Kenny Dillingham, Matt Campbell, Bryan Harsin, Marcus Arroyo, Dan Mullen, Kliff Kingsbury on record
It wrote of Meyer, the previous Ohio State and Florida coach: “This is a training search in 2022, and regardless of the airport terminal ranges of baggage Meyer would deliver, his identify has to be added by legislation. Nebraska actually appears a greater cultural match , and there are loads of college presidents and boards that may (rightly) inform one of probably the most profitable faculty soccer coaches in historical past to go away. But if he was needed by AD Ray Anderson or the administration, his time period at Utah proved he can win out west.”
Fansided: Chris Petersen, Tosh Lupoi, Jay Norvell options to replace Herm Edwards at Arizona State
Connor Muldowney wrote of Petersen, the previous Washington coach: “This could be extra of a best-case state of affairs candidate for Arizona State. Actually, it positively is. Chris Petersen dominated as the pinnacle coach of Boise State earlier than getting employed in at Washington and main this system to three straight New Year’s Six bowls, together with a playoff berth. He led the Huskies to three division titles within the Pac-12 North in addition to two convention championships in a three-year stretch. He went 55-26 at Washington and 34-20 in Pac-12 play. That appears like one thing that Arizona State would kill for.”
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Yahoo Sports: Deion Sanders ought to be the No. 1 faculty teaching candidate within the nation … beginning with Arizona State
Dan Wetzel wrote of the Jackson State coach: “Maybe probably the most perplexing riddle in main faculty soccer is how Arizona State — with its assets, location, climate and so forth — isn’t any good. The Sun Devils have posted one prime 10 end in 35 years (again in 1996). It fired Herm Edwards on Sunday after getting beat by Eastern Michigan. So right here we have now a possible state of affairs — this system that appears succesful of every little thing however inexplicably can by no means get out of its personal approach and the person and coach who has spent his life redefining what’s potential. Deion Sanders to Arizona State? Now that might be one thing.”
ESPN: Kalani Sitake could be an absolute steal as Arizona State’s coach
Adam Rittenberg wrote of the BYU coach: “Before the Big 12 added BYU, Sitake actually would have a look at a job like Arizona State as an apparent improve. Now it is not as clear-cut. BYU has rewarded Sitake with extra wage and safety, and the Cougars’ program is rolling because it nears entry into the Big 12 in 2023. Sitake, 46, could be an absolute steal for ASU. He’s 23-5 for the reason that begin of the 2020 season and would deliver a tough-minded id and stability to this system that followers would admire. Sitake additionally has recruited the area for his complete profession.”
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Trojans Wire: Alex Grinch, Kalani Sitake, Kenny Dillingham, Luke Fickell, Chris Ball potential candidates at Arizona State
Matt Zemek wrote of Grinch, the USC defensive coordinator: “It’s not possible that Grinch would take the Arizona State job. Why? His teaching inventory is dependent upon succeeding with Lincoln Riley. His probabilities of taking the ASU job would go up if he failed at USC this yr, not if he succeeded… however the principle level is that he is not going to take this job, interval.”
The Arizona Republic: Can ASU interim soccer coach Shaun Aguano get 1 phrase deleted from his title?
Kent Somers wrote: It can be onerous for Aguano to win sufficient video games to maintain the large workplace completely. His greatest hope could be for the Sun Devils to pull a pair of upsets, and for Crow and Anderson to discover out that the ASU job is not as coveted by outsiders as they think about”
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