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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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  • Notes and observations from Friday's Terps football practice

    Notes and observations from Friday's Terps football practice
    Maryland had its first fully padded practice of preseason camp Friday. Here are some notes and observations from the session: * Quarterback C.J. Brown has not been sharp early in camp and had some bad moments Friday. He overthrew a wide-open Amba Etta-...
  • Terps cornerback Jeremiah Johnson is on the mend, and on the ball, in preseason

    Terps cornerback Jeremiah Johnson is on the mend, and on the ball, in preseason
    COLLEGE PARK — The Maryland football team's offense attempted a reverse during practice Friday. Most of the defense flowed in the wrong direction, so wide receiver Taivon Jacobs had only one defender between him and the final 15 yards to the end...
  • Terps' defensive leaders are optimistic about upcoming season

    Terps' defensive leaders are optimistic about upcoming season
    Five of Maryland's defensive leaders are also roommates. Cornerback Jeremiah Johnson, defensive tackle Darius Kilgo, inside linebacker L.A. Goree and outside linebackers Matt Robinson and Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil frequently watch film and talk about the...
  • Notes and observations from Day 4 of Terps preseason practice

    Notes and observations from Day 4 of Terps preseason practice
    COLLEGE PARK — Thursday's practice was the last before Maryland goes to full pads later today. Here are some notes and observations from the session: * The defense continues to look better than the offense through the early part of practice, but...
  • Former Terps assistant Greg Gattuso settling in as Albany's head football coach

    Former Terps assistant Greg Gattuso settling in as Albany's head football coach
    Succeeding Bob Ford as only the second head coach of the Albany football program might seem like a daunting task. But Greg Gattuso has some experience to lean on. Gattuso, Maryland's defensive line coach for the past three years, previously worked for...
  • Terps coach Randy Edsall says power-conference vote is 'one step closer' to splintering of NCAA

    Terps coach Randy Edsall says power-conference vote is 'one step closer' to splintering of NCAA
    COLLEGE PARK — In a historic move, the NCAA's Division I Board of Directors voted Thursday to grant its five power conferences the right to make many of their own rules. The decision has to survive a 60-day override period. If it does, changes...
  • Former Terps coach Friedgen says he has no relationship with Penn State's Franklin

    Former Terps coach Friedgen says he has no relationship with Penn State's Franklin
    Former Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin has already antagonized Terrapins coach Randy Edsall this offseason. The new Penn State coach also apparently doesn’t have much of a relationship with his former boss at Maryland, Ralph...
  • Notes and observations from Day 3 of Terps preseason camp

    Notes and observations from Day 3 of Terps preseason camp
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland will go full pads for the first time during preseason practice Friday. But the shoulder pads went on Wednesday, which led to the most eventful and spirited practice thus far.  Here are some notes and observations from Day 3...
  • Randy Edsall disappointed in play of Terps starting WR Deon Long

    Randy Edsall disappointed in play of Terps starting WR Deon Long
    COLLEGE PARK — Nothing has been said. Deon Long has just seen the unmistakable looks of disgust Maryland coach Randy Edsall gives him whenever Long makes a mistake. The wide receiver said he was better and sharper Wednesday compared to the first...
  • Teammates, coaches see growth, pass rush potential in Terps' Yannick Ngakoue

    Teammates, coaches see growth, pass rush potential in Terps' Yannick Ngakoue
    Yannick Ngakoue fired off the line of scrimmage, gave left tackle Damian Prince a slight hesitation move to get Prince off balance and then bulled Prince over with a forceful two-handed push to Prince’s chest before touching the tackling dummy...
  • Terps freshman Derwin Gray impressing, and other notes from practice

    Terps freshman Derwin Gray impressing, and other notes from practice
    COLLEGE PARK — One-on-one pass-rushing drills are among the ultimate tests for an offensive lineman. They are on an island, have no help, and any error or misstep could lead to a sack and embarrassment. But Maryland freshman right tackle...
  • Terps looking for quarterback C.J. Brown to take next step as passer

     Terps looking for quarterback C.J. Brown to take next step as passer
    At the end of each season, every player on Maryland's team is summoned to coach Randy Edsall's office individually to talk about the past year as well as what needs to be improved upon heading into the next season. Much of what Edsall and quarterback C....