Arizona State made the surprising decision to fire head coach Herm Edwards on Sunday after an embarrassing 30-21 home loss to Eastern Michigan.

ESPN college football senior writer Pete Thamel released a list of coaches that Arizona State is likely going for to be the next head coach. Some of the coaches on the list include former Ohio State offensive coordinator and former Houston head coach Tom Herman and former Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien.

Alabama offensive cooridinator/quarterback coach and former Penn State head coach, O’Brien is an interesting name for Arizona State to consider. In his two years at Penn State in 2012 and 2013, O’Brien accounted for an overall record of 15-9 (10-6 record in B1G play).

After Penn State, O’Brien spent 6 and a half seasons with the Houston Texans where he accumulated an overall record of 52-48.

Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin is an interesting candidate to consider. He has accounted for an overall record of 8-8 (3-5 in SEC play) since arriving in 2021.