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Randy Edsall

Randy Edsall
On Dec. 21, 1998 Randy Edsall became the 27th head coach in University of Connecticut football history. At UConn, Edsall has overseen the program's move from the NCAA's football Division I championship subdivision (Division I-AA) to its Division I Bowl subdivision (Division I-A) and the opening of the $91 million Rentschler Field in East Hartford in 2003 and the $48 million Burton Family Football Complex and Mark R. Shenkman Training Center in 2006. He also led the team to its first three Division I-A bowl game appearances and its first Big East championship. Born on Aug. 27, 1958, Edsall grew up in Glen Rock, Pa. where he was a three-year letter winner in football, basketball and baseball a... Show more »
On Dec. 21, 1998 Randy Edsall became the 27th head coach in University of Connecticut football history. At UConn, Edsall has overseen the program's move from the NCAA's football Division I championship subdivision (Division I-AA) to its Division I Bowl subdivision (Division I-A) and the opening of the $91 million Rentschler Field in East Hartford in 2003 and the $48 million Burton Family Football Complex and Mark R. Shenkman Training Center in 2006. He also led the team to its first three Division I-A bowl game appearances and its first Big East championship. Born on Aug. 27, 1958, Edsall grew up in Glen Rock, Pa. where he was a three-year letter winner in football, basketball and baseball at Susquehanna High School in Glen Rock. Edsall went to Syracuse University, where he earned one varsity letter as a quarterback and a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1980. He added a master's degree in health and physical education in 1982 from Syracuse. After finishing his playing career at Syracuse, Edsall began his coaching career at the school in 1980 as a graduate assistant. From 1991-93, he coached defensive backs at Boston College under Tom Coughlin before coaching the same position from 1994-97 with the Jacksonville Jaguars, also under Coughlin. (Photo GETTY IMAGES) « Show less

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  • Maryland junior receiver Nigel King transferring

    Maryland junior receiver Nigel King transferring
    Maryland junior wide receiver Nigel King has been granted his release from his scholarship and will transfer to another school. King had 33 catches for 450 yards and four touchdowns last season, but was set to enter preseason practice as a backup...
  • Gilman star Kai Locksley's commitment to Florida State makes sense for football, family reasons

    Gilman star Kai Locksley's commitment to Florida State makes sense for football, family reasons
    The announcement Thursday that Gilman quarterback Kai Locksley had committed to play at Florida State was disappointing news for Maryland fans who desperately wanted to see the four-star prospect in College Park in 2015. In the long term, it wasn’...
  • Maryland receiver Taivon Jacobs is 'a young guy to keep an eye out for'

    Maryland receiver Taivon Jacobs is 'a young guy to keep an eye out for'
    CHICAGO -- As Stefon Diggs tells it, Taivon Jacobs has that special kind of speed. Maryland has other fast players, whether it be Diggs or fellow starting wide receiver Deon Long. But Jacobs is apparently in a class by himself. “He’s the...
  • Maryland's highly touted freshmen will have to earn starting jobs on O-line, Edsall says

    Maryland's highly touted freshmen will have to earn starting jobs on O-line, Edsall says
    Damian Prince is the big name. He is the high profile five-star recruit, the prized member of Maryland’s recruiting class this year whom analysts have projected as a future NFL offensive lineman. Likewise, Derwin Gray is another big-time...
  • Proximity, coaches could spur marquee matchup for Maryland-Penn State

    Proximity, coaches could spur marquee matchup for Maryland-Penn State
    With the Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, there is an undeniable competitiveness between the coaches, the players and the fan bases. Their annual meetings are games that both organizations are passionate about, and each is played with a playoff-like...
  • Maryland coach Randy Edsall and his Big Ten colleagues expect success for Terps

    Maryland coach Randy Edsall and his Big Ten colleagues expect success for Terps
    — The offseason process for every team typically includes a preliminary breakdown of the opponents it will face during the coming season. Maryland spent part of its offseason watching 2013 game tape of its 2014 opponents. Likewise, other Big Ten...
  • Randy Edsall responds to Rob Ambrose's remark and criticism stemming from ACC comments

    Randy Edsall responds to Rob Ambrose's remark and criticism stemming from ACC comments
    CHICAGO -- Maryland football coach Randy Edsall is aware of the attention he has gotten for his remark that the ACC is a "basketball conference." He has also read the comments from Towson coach Rob Ambrose -- a former assistant of his at Connecticut --...
  • Penn State coach James Franklin explains comments about Maryland recruiting

    Penn State coach James Franklin explains comments about Maryland recruiting
    CHICAGO — In May, new Penn State coach James Franklin drew the ire of Maryland coach Randy Edsall and fans of Terps football when he voiced his plans to consistently land the top recruits from the Maryland and Washington, D.C., area. Franklin, a...
  • Randy Edsall talks at Big Ten Media Days [Video]

    Randy Edsall talks at Big Ten Media Days [Video]
  • Maryland receiver Stefon Diggs says he is '110 percent'

    Maryland receiver Stefon Diggs says he is '110 percent'
    CHICAGO -- Stefon Diggs has typically been out on the practice field with Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown at least once a week leading up to preseason practice. He has been running routes, stretching his legs and continuing to work his way back from the...
  • Rice named summer-league MVP; Porter on first team

    Rice named summer-league MVP; Porter on first team Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. was named Most Valuable Player of the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League by a unanimous panel of media members, while Wizards forward Otto Porter was named first-team...
  • LeBron James' homecoming bolsters Maryland football's recruiting pitch

    LeBron James' homecoming bolsters Maryland football's recruiting pitch
    Randy Edsall and the Maryland football coaching staff face the same challenge every year: How do you get a top prospect from Maryland or Washington, D.C., to stay home rather than choose a bigger, more prestigious football program like Alabama, Penn State...