Amid investigation, 1-2 start, Edwards out at ASU

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Arizona State and Herm Edwards came to a mutual agreement to end his coaching tenure on Sunday, with athletic director Ray Anderson announcing the decision in a social media post a day after a home loss to Eastern Michigan.

Amid NCAA investigation and sluggish 1-2 start, Herm Edwards out as Arizona State football coach 5:32 PM ET ESPN Arizona State and Herm Edwards came to a mutual agreement to end his coaching tenure on Sunday, with athletic director Ray Anderson announcing the decision in a social media post. Sun Devils players were brought together earlier in the day, to be informed of the school's decision, sources told ESPN's Pete Thamel on Sunday. "We have made the decision to make a change in the leadership of our football program, effective immediately. By mutual agreement, coach Edwards and I have determined that he will relinquish duties as our head coach," Anderson wrote. "At the core of this is doing what is best for our current team, staff and university. I understand the frustrations out there. We must do better and that starts with our decision today." Arizona State lost at home to Eastern Michigan, 30-21, Saturday night and is amid a significant NCAA investigation. The Sun Devils are 1-2 and have lost consecutive games. Last week, Arizona State fell at Oklahoma State, 34-17. Editor's Picks AP Top 25 college football poll reaction: What's next for each ranked team? 2h ESPN college football reporters Bowl projections: Sizing up CFP, New Year's Six after Week 3 3h Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach 2 Related On Saturday night, Arizona State's second home game of the season, Eastern Michigan (2-1), of the Mid-American Conference, never trailed. It was the Eagles' first victory over a Pac-12 team. Eastern Michigan scored on four of its five first-half possessions, with only an interception stopping the Eastern offense. Arizona State, meanwhile, didn't get a first down until late in the first quarter, when they were already behind 10-0. "It boiled down to one thing -- we couldn't stop them from running the football," Edwards said after the loss. "They physically got after us, on both sides of the ball. We gotta find a way to fix it."