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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

Top Randy Edsall Articles

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  • Maryland will apply for hardship waiver for Taivon Jacobs

    Maryland will apply for hardship waiver for Taivon Jacobs
    COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland wide receiver Taivon Jacobs redshirted as a freshman last year while rehabbing his torn anterior cruciate ligament, suffered as a senior in high school. Now, Jacobs is rehabbing an injury to the same knee, a torn meniscus he...
  • Maryland football could have its hands full with South Florida RB Marlon Mack

    Maryland football could have its hands full with South Florida RB Marlon Mack
    COLLEGE PARK — Three times last week, South Florida running back Marlon Mack found an opening in Western Carolina's defensive front, made a defender or two miss down the field and then outran the defense for a touchdown of 56-plus yards. As a...
  • Terps hoping to get quarterback C.J. Brown on track as a passer

    Terps hoping to get quarterback C.J. Brown on track as a passer
    Shortly after Maryland escaped with a 24-17 win over South Florida on Saturday, Terps coach Randy Edsall stood in front of his team inside the visiting locker room at Raymond James Stadium and was blunt with his offense. “I told them afterward...
  • Class of 2016 running back Lorenzo Harrison commits to Terps

    Class of 2016 running back Lorenzo Harrison commits to Terps
    Maryland secured its first verbal commitment for the Class of 2016 Wednesday, DeMatha running back Lorenzo Harrison. Harrison had offers from Virginia, Hawaii and others. But his coach, Elijah Brooks, said Harrison has always wanted to stay close to...
  • Notes: Gilman's Kenny Goins an unlikely hero for Terps in win over South Florida

    Notes: Gilman's Kenny Goins an unlikely hero for Terps in win over South Florida
    TAMPA, Fla. — Before the play, fullback Kenny Goins (Gilman) was on the Maryland football team's sideline, yelling to his teammates: "Let's make a play." As it turned out, Goins was the one to make the play, bulling through a blocker to block a...
  • Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

    Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup
    In this week's recruiting roundup, the Terps lose a (senior) running back commit and add a (junior) running back commit. Football recruiting -- Class of 2016 running back target Lorenzo Harrison committed orally to Maryland on Wednesday. The 5-foot-8,...
  • 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 have options other than Diggs, Long at wide receiver

    Terps have options other than Diggs, Long at wide receiver
    In six weeks, Maryland's wide receiver group has gone from possibly one of the deepest in the country to depleted enough that converted running back Jacquille Veii could be the fourth man when Maryland goes to four-wide-receiver sets. Still, Maryland...
  • Terps move freshman Will Ulmer from quarterback to wide receiver

    Terps move freshman Will Ulmer from quarterback to wide receiver
    COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland coach Randy Edsall called freshman Will Ulmer in for a meeting Monday. When they sat down, both agreed it would be best for Ulmer to make the move from quarterback to wide receiver. Ulmer was committed to being a quarterback...
  • 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....
  • Bigger and stronger, Terps' L.A. Goree 'more physical' than ever

    Bigger and stronger, Terps' L.A. Goree 'more physical' than ever
    COLLEGE PARK -- L.A. Goree was small enough as a freshman at Maryland in 2010 that former Terps coach Ralph Friedgen asked Goree to switch from linebacker to safety. Goree was a contributor for Maryland even while lacking prototypical size. But he is ...
  • 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...