If Herm Edwards’ side of ASU recruiting allegations story isn’t good, he should be gone

if true, the details contained in stories by ‘The Athletic’ and Yahoo! Sports should get football coach Herm Edwards, his staff and some people above them in the chain of command fired.

Kent Somers |Arizona Republic

There are two sides to every story.

That’s what Arizona State fans must be repeating to themselves after reports this week that the NCAA was investigating whether the Sun Devils committed recruiting violations that include hosting high school athletes during the COVID-19 dead period.

Because, if true, the details contained in stories by The Athletic and Yahoo! Sports should get football coach Herm Edwards, his staff and some people above them in the chain of command fired.

ASU folks aren’t talking beyond a university spokesperson confirming the NCAA “is conducting an investigation regarding allegations related to our football program.”

The allegations are serious. According to anonymous sources in the reports, a person sent a file to ASU’s athletic department containing dozens of pages that included screenshots, receipts, pictures and emails allegedly related to numerous violations within the football program.

The main allegation seems to be ASU illegally hosted high school athletes during a dead period that lasted 15 months

Schools weren’t allowed to host recruits in that time, but that didn’t stop the Sun Devils from doing so, according to allegations in both stories.

The Athletic reported ASU hid recruits in a suite during a game last fall, according to a source, and brought a recruit through the backstairs of the football offices to meet Edwards.

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