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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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  • Terps wide receiver Taivon Jacobs to miss rest of season with knee injury

    Terps wide receiver Taivon Jacobs to miss rest of season with knee injury
    Maryland redshirt freshman wide receiver Taivon Jacobs will miss the rest of the season with the meniscus injury he suffered against James Madison on Saturday, coach Randy Edsall announced Monday on Twitter. Jacobs was injured two plays into the Terps'...
  • Terps running back Wes Brown 'looked good' against James Madison

    Terps running back Wes Brown 'looked good' against James Madison
    COLLEGE PARK -- As early as the first week of preseason practice, Maryland running backs coach Andre Powell made a prediction about sophomore running back Wes Brown. “I think by the time we get to game week, he’ll be a guy that we’ll...
  • Randy Edsall gave out 12 game balls Saturday and other Terps notes

    Randy Edsall gave out 12 game balls Saturday and other Terps notes
    It’s customary for coaches to give out game balls after a win -- usually one to a defensive player, one to an offensive player and then one to a special teams player. But Maryland coach Randy Edsall gave out 12 after the Terps’ 52-7 win over...
  • An early look at the Terps' matchup with South Florida on Saturday

    An early look at the Terps' matchup with South Florida on Saturday
    Not too long ago, South Florida was a consistent contender in the Big East. The Bulls had a winning record every year from 2006 through 2010 and were ranked as high as No. 2 in the country in 2007. Now, South Florida isn’t very good. The Bulls...
  • Terps QB C.J. Brown calls his performance vs. James Madison 'unacceptable'

    Terps QB C.J. Brown calls his performance vs. James Madison 'unacceptable'
    COLLEGE PARK — C.J. Brown's best throw was his last one, a 41-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Deon Long that pushed Maryland's lead to 38-0 midway through the third quarter. As a whole, though, the senior quarterback called his play during...
  • In first game since injuries, Stefon Diggs and Deon Long show flashes for Terps

    In first game since injuries, Stefon Diggs and Deon Long show flashes for Terps
    After both were injured in October, much of Stefon Diggs’ and Deon Long’s time was spent together. As they rehabilitated, they helped one another with daily tasks and talked regularly about what they planned to do upon returning to action...
  • The good and the bad from the Terps' 52-7 win over James Madison

    The good and the bad from the Terps' 52-7 win over James Madison
    Maryland opened its season with a 52-7 win over James Madison on Saturday. Here is the good and the bad from a Terps perspective: THE GOOD The running game Brandon Ross had 86 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Wes Brown had 81 yards on 13...
  • Maryland rolls to 52-7 win over James Madison in season opener

    Maryland rolls to 52-7 win over James Madison in season opener
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland football coach Randy Edsall said he challenged his team to do two things Saturday: First, start fast. Then, with a sizable first-half lead, finish strong. To Edsall, his Terps did both. Maryland built a 24-0, first-half...
  • Maryland receiver Levern Jacobs, safety A.J. Hendy suspended for the season

    Maryland receiver Levern Jacobs, safety A.J. Hendy suspended for the season
    Maryland wide receiver Levern Jacobs and safety A.J. Hendy have been suspended for the season by the university for violating the school's student code of conduct. The team announced their suspensions Friday afternoon, a day before the Terps open the...
  • Randy Edsall has a good feeling about this Maryland team

    Randy Edsall has a good feeling about this Maryland team
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland football coach Randy Edsall said he has told several of his close friends the same thing leading up to this season: "I feel good about this team." Maryland's schedule will be tough, possibly the Terps' toughest schedule...
  • Maryland has reasons to respect James Madison in Saturday's opener

    Maryland has reasons to respect James Madison in Saturday's opener
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland coach Randy Edsall stood in front of his team earlier this week and gave the standard speech leading into a game against a Football Championship Subdivision opponent. He talked about James Madison being a threat, spoke...
  • Takeaways from Terps' preseason practice

    Takeaways from Terps' preseason practice
    Maryland players wrapped up preseason practice Thursday and moved their belongings out of Dorchester Hall, their home for preseason camp, later in the day. The focus for players and coaches is now firmly on the Terps' season-opener against James Madison...