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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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Terps football notes on Taivon Jacobs, Nnamdi Egbuaba and Saturday's uniforms

    Terps football notes on Taivon Jacobs, Nnamdi Egbuaba and Saturday's uniforms
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland redshirt freshman Taivon Jacobs is listed as a backup at wide receiver, but coach Randy Edsall said the Terps have packages to utilize Jacobs' speed and elusiveness. The 5-foot-9, 160-pound Jacobs is considered the...
  • 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...
  • Maryland football notes on Derrick Hayward, Levern Jacobs and more

    Maryland football notes on Derrick Hayward, Levern Jacobs and more
    COLLEGE PARK — Derrick Hayward did not look natural at tight end during the early part of preseason practice. Hayward, a redshirt freshman who signed with Maryland as an outside linebacker, lacked fluidity as a route runner. He was also...
  • 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...
  • Terps' C.J. Brown has opportunity to get untracked at South Florida

    Terps' C.J. Brown has opportunity to get untracked at South Florida
    COLLEGE PARK — A week ago, unheralded Western Carolina quarterback Troy Mitchell sat back in the pocket and consistently found openings in South Florida's defense. Many of Mitchell's 46 completions came on screens and quick slants, plays that...
  • Terps' offensive line is going to be 'maybe better than people think'

    Terps' offensive line is going to be 'maybe better than people think'
    COLLEGE PARK — Competitions between Maryland's defensive front and offensive line were one-sided as recently as the spring. Whether it was during one-on-one pass-rushing drills, inside run drills or full-team portions of practice, the defensive...
  • Stefon Diggs 'back on track' and other Terps notes

    Stefon Diggs 'back on track' and other Terps notes
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland star receiver Stefon Diggs was relegated to working with the second-team offense for most of the second half of preseason practice, and coach Randy Edsall made clear he would remain with the second team until he improved....