Herm Edwards has decided to leave his ESPN studio job to become the head coach at Arizona State, and it sounds like he is taking a former colleague with him. Former New York Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce, who worked with Edwards as an ESPN NFL studio analyst for several years, is reportedly joining Edwards’ staff at ASU. According to SunDevilSource, the 39-year-old is the first known member of Arizona State’s 2018 defensive staff after defensive coordinator Phil Bennett recently announced he will not return for personal reasons. Brown has coached high school football at Long Beach Poly the past four seasons, and he announced on Thursday that he is stepping down. The school, which has produced a number of NFL players including DeSean Jackson, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marcedes Lewis and Willie McGinnest, went 35-11 in four seasons under Pierce. They had to forfeit four games due to the use of an ineligible player in 2015.
Ex-NFL LB Antonio Pierce expected to join Herm Edwards’ staff at ASU
Larry Brown Sports | Dec 22