The Arizona State Sun Devils added former Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis to the football staff as a special advisor.
— ASU FB Report (@asu_fb_fanly) May 29, 2019
Lewis was fired from the Bengals at the end of the 2018 NFL season. The former Bengals coach brings tons of coaching experience, especially on the defensive end. Lewis was the defensive coordinator for the 2000 Baltimore Ravens defense, one of the greatest defenses of all time.
Lewis got his start in coaching in the college ranks. He was the linebackers coach for Idaho State from 1981 to 1984. Also, Lewis was the linebackers coach at Long Beach State from 1985 to 1986, New Mexico from 1987 to 1989, and Pittsburgh 1990 to 1992. So he does have some experience in the college ranks although long ago.
In 16 years with the Cinncinati Bengals, Lewis went 131-122-3, setting a franchise record in career wins. He led the Bengals to seven playoff appearances, four division titles. However, Lewis’s postseason record was not good at all. He went 0-7 in the postseason.
Arizona State went 7-6 last season under Herman Edwards previous season and bringing in Lewis will help improve the staff and bring a different outlook to the defense that is getting better. Lewis will be an excellent advisor to bounce ideas off of. He has seen a lot of football and should be able to help come up with effective game plans for the Sun Devil’s defense.