Former Ravens HC Brian Billick Joins Arizona State Coaching Staff Under Herm Edwards

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 24, 2022

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 29: Former Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick is introduced to the crowd and shows the Super Bowl trophy won in 2000 prior to the game against the Cleveland Browns on September 29, 2019, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD.  (Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Former Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick has joined Herm Edwards' staff at Arizona State as an offensive analyst and adviser, per ESPN's Adam Rittenberg

"I have known Brian since the 1980s and he is a person whom I completely trust," Edwards said in a statement Monday. "He has built one of the finest reputations the NFL has ever known, serving as a head coach, an assistant coach and as a respected television analyst. Brian has one of the brightest offensive minds in football today, and that is especially why I hired him. He will serve as a valuable resource to our entire coaching staff but specifically to our offensive staff."

Billick, 67, last coached professionally in 2007. He most famously coaches the Ravens between the 1999-07 seasons, accumulating an 80-64 record, four playoff appearances and a Super Bowl title. 

He began his coaching career in 1978 as a graduate assistant at BYU. From there he spent five seasons as the tight ends coach at San Diego State (1981-85), three years as the offensive coordinator for Utah State (1986-88) and three years as the assistant head coach and tight ends coach for Stanford (1989-91). 

That was his last gig at the college level. 

Billick then moved to the NFL, where he coached tight ends for the Minnesota Vikings in 1992 before taking over as the offensive coordinator (1993-98). His job with the Ravens followed. 

Since then, he's worked in broadcasting as an NFL analyst.

"I love what they are doing at ASU," Billick said in a statement of his own. "It's all about structure in the NFL and hopefully that's what I can bring to the table at ASU. My work for the last 12 years in television at Fox and the NFL Network has allowed me to take a step back and see the game from a different angle. It broadened my perspective and that is what I will bring to this position."

Matt Barrie @MattBarrie

.<a href="https://twitter.com/ASUFootball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ASUFootball</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/HermEdwards?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@HermEdwards</a> have hired former <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NFL?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NFL</a> head coach Brian Billick as the teams offensive analyst. It reunites Billick with his former DC in Baltimore, Marvin Lewis, who is the teams defensive analyst. ASU now has 3 former NFL head coaches on staff.

DevilsDigest.com @DevilsDigest

Billick recently coached in the Hule Bowl (a showcase for NFL draft prospects), which brought back the "coaching bug." Was told that he didn't need much convincing by Herm Edwards to join the staff in Tempe. Tremendous hire for the ASU offense. <a href="https://t.co/cevAUG96Md">https://t.co/cevAUG96Md</a>

Edwards, 67, has spent the past four seasons as Arizona State's head coach, leading the school to a 25-18 record and three bowl appearances. The Sun Devils finished 8-5 in 2021.