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Kurt Warner 'open' to assisting new ASU football coach Herm Edwards

Posted at 3:37 PM, Dec 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-18 18:48:39-05

The Arizona State Sun Devils brought in a man with an NFL background and plenty of TV experience when they hired Herm Edwards to be their next head football coach.

A Valley resident with a similar background -- former Arizona Cardinals quarterback and current NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner -- says he's at Edwards' disposal.

Speaking at a Habitat for Humanity event in Surprise on Monday, Warner said he's open to helping Edwards at ASU, in whatever form that might take.

"I’m always willing to help anybody if I can," Warner said. "Knowing Herm, obviously this is a big jump for him, but I know he’s up for the task."

"I just always keep myself open. If there’s anything that I can add or any expertise that I can give, whether it’s a player, an organization, a university, Coach Herm — any of those people." 

Warner, who led the Cardinals to their first and only Super Bowl appearance, does have coaching experience: He serves as the offensive coordinator for the football team at Scottsdale Desert Mountain High School, where his son Kade played.

But Warner's offer to assist Edwards doesn't necessarily mean he would take on an official coaching role at ASU. The Sun Devils lost offensive coordinator Billy Napier on Friday but quickly replaced him with wide receivers coach Rob Likens.

"I’m not back here begging for a job. I’m not looking to be an offensive coordinator at the college level," he said. "I just make myself available (and) if anybody can use me as a resource, I’m happy to do that."