Herm Edwards under siege with Arizona State in disarray

By , Audacy Sports

The Arizona State football program was dealt yet another blow on Thursday, prompting renewed calls from some corners of social media for a change of leadership for the beleaguered program.

Quarterback Jayden Daniels, a three-year starter, announced he was entering the transfer portal, just weeks after it was reported he'd be staying in Tempe.

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Daniels' apparent change of heart marked another crushing setback for athletic director Ray Anderson and head coach Herm Edwards, who have come under increasing criticism following a wave of firings and resignations from the coaching staff in the wake of a recruiting scandal. The latest such defection came this week, when former linebackers coach and former NFL star Antonio Pierce was hired by the Las Vegas Raiders.

Edwards is 25-18 in his four years at the helm, going 1-2 in bowl games with two second-place finishes and a third-place finish in the Pac-12 South.

The former Jets and Chiefs head coach left New York with a 39-41 record and three playoff appearances in five seasons, but saw his star dimmed after going 6-26 in his final two seasons in Kansas City. It took a decade before Edwards got his next head coaching gig, in Tempe, a hire many found to be out of left field.

On Thursday, soon after news broke of Daniels' impending transfer, a video surfaced on social media showing Sun Devils players rummaging through the quarterback's former locker.

The underwhelming results and a program in apparent disarray had journalists and fans smelling blood in the water.

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