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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 football players Levern Jacobs, Alex Twine charged with assault

    Maryland football players Levern Jacobs, Alex Twine charged with assault
    Two Maryland football players — junior wide receiver Levern Jacobs and senior inside linebacker Alex Twine — were charged Thursday with second-degree assault, according to Maryland court records. Twine was arrested and is scheduled to appear...
  • 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...
  • Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs is a star, but Terps coaches want more of a student

    Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs is a star, but Terps coaches want more of a student
    About three-quarters of the way through the Maryland football team's scrimmage Wednesday, Terps coach Randy Edsall called Stefon Diggs over to where Edsall was standing on the sideline. Diggs had just made another big play, after already having scored...
  • Terps move sophomore Jacquille Veii from running back to wide receiver

    Terps move sophomore Jacquille Veii from running back to wide receiver
    COLLEGE PARK — Randy Edsall’s plan all along was to re-assess Maryland’s depth chart after the first week of preseason practice, and the coach announced two position changes before the Terps’ practice Tuesday night. Edsall...
  • Notes on position battles and more from Terps football media day

    Notes on position battles and more from Terps football media day
    COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland held its media day for football Monday. Here are some notes, including tidbits on some of the Terps’ position battles: * Redshirt junior Brandon Ross, who led the team with 865 rushing yards last year, appears to be the...
  • Terps receivers starting to look dynamic during practice

    Terps receivers starting to look dynamic during practice
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland coach Randy Edsall sat in front of a crowded auditorium for the Terps’ media day Monday. He was complimentary of many players and spoke optimistically throughout the 30-minute news conference. Wide receiver was the...
  • Maryland's offense, backup quarterback 'inconsistent' during scrimmage

    Maryland's offense, backup quarterback 'inconsistent' during scrimmage
    Maryland players are off Sunday, an opportunity to rest their bodies and prepare for the final week of preseason practices. Coaches, meanwhile, will be tucked away inside Gossett Team House watching film from the past week and determining what changes...
  • Terps sophomore Jacquille Veii flashes skills during first day at receiver

    Terps sophomore Jacquille Veii flashes skills during first day at receiver
    COLLEGE PARK — Jacquille Veii used his speed and quickness to get open out of the slot, made a sliding catch across the middle during team drills and later made a 25-yard reception during the two-minute portion of practice. The Maryland...
  • Freshman corner Daniel Ezeagwu 'going to be a crazy player' for Terps

    Freshman corner Daniel Ezeagwu 'going to be a crazy player' for Terps
    COLLEGE PARK — The first thing that sticks out about Daniel Ezeagwu? Probably his hair, a flat top of sorts with the top dyed yellow. “He’s got nice hair,” Maryland safety Anthony Nixon joked. But Ezeagwu’s play has...
  • Terps lineman Michael Dunn shows coaches he can make the move to left tackle

    Terps lineman Michael Dunn shows coaches he can make the move to left tackle
    New Maryland offensive line coach Greg Studrawa knew nothing about any of the Terrapins' offensive linemen before watching an offseason workout earlier this year. He did not look at old high school recruiting rankings and did not want to see college...
  • Ex-Gilman standout Kenneth Goins has become 'very valuable' to Terps offense

    Ex-Gilman standout Kenneth Goins has become 'very valuable' to Terps offense
    COLLEGE PARK - Kenneth Goins rarely, if ever, lined up as a traditional fullback at Gilman. As a result, it took time to acclimate once Goins got to Maryland. He also needed to get bigger than he was in high school when the 5-foot-9 Goins weighed around...
  • Terps' highly touted freshman offensive linemen show flashes, but not ready yet

    Terps' highly touted freshman offensive linemen show flashes, but not ready yet
    COLLEGE PARK — There have been times during preseason practice when Damian Prince and Derwin Gray have flashed the skill that made them highly-rated recruits. There have been times both players — especially Gray — have looked capable...