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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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  • For Maryland, and football fans, bowl is step in right direction

    For Maryland, and football fans, bowl is step in right direction
    After three years of pain, Maryland football fans just wanted a chance to party in the waning days of a season. So smiles abounded in Annapolis on Friday as Terps supporters gathered to celebrate the program's first bowl appearance since 2010. The...
  • Terps' Randy Edsall recounts 'very interesting' season, and looks ahead to next one

    Terps' Randy Edsall recounts 'very interesting' season, and looks ahead to next one
    The 2013 season has been something of a wild ride for Randy Edsall and the Maryland football team. The Terps won their first four games before falling victim to another string of major injuries that threatened to sink Edsall’s third season as head...
  • After breakthrough year, Maryland can't stop Marshall in 31-20 loss at Military Bowl

    After breakthrough year, Maryland can't stop Marshall in 31-20 loss at Military Bowl
    The Maryland football team knew all about Marshall's gaudy statistics — the 43 points and 502.3 yards per-game averages engineered by prolific, elusive quarterback Rakeem Cato and his spread offense. If they were going to win their first bowl game...
  • Terps defensive coordinator Brian Stewart agrees to terms of contract extension

    Terps defensive coordinator Brian Stewart agrees to terms of contract extension
    Maryland defensive coordinator Brian Stewart has agreed to terms of a contract extension, according to a source with direct knowledge of the pact. His original deal was set to expire Jan. 31. Terms were not disclosed. Maryland also will learn as soon as...
  • Importance of Maryland's bowl game, Seth Allen and the latest on Jalen Tabor

    Importance of Maryland's bowl game, Seth Allen and the latest on Jalen Tabor
    Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three of the biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. How important was it for Maryland to make a bowl game this season? Jeff Barker: Making...
  • Former Pro Bowl receiver Keenan McCardell joining Terps' staff

    Former Pro Bowl receiver Keenan McCardell joining Terps' staff
    Randy Edsall was a 38-year-old defensive backs coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars when wide receiver Keenan McCardell arrived as a free agent for the 1996 season. McCardell, who came from the Cleveland Browns, became one of the most valuable...
  • Terps blown out on the road, 85-61, by Florida State

    Terps blown out on the road, 85-61, by Florida State
    Maryland has taken the best shot from a number of teams this season. In the early part of the schedule, it was Oregon State and Boston University at home. Last week, it was Pittsburgh on the road. Then came Sunday night, when Florida State's best shot...
  • Report: McDonogh three-star lineman Jared Cohen decommits from Maryland

    Report: McDonogh three-star lineman Jared Cohen decommits from Maryland
    Until Friday, Maryland's first commitment in the Class of 2014 seemed like the last candidate to leave for somewhere else. But McDonogh three-star offensive lineman Jared Cohen on Saturday confirmed a TerrapinTimes.com report that said he had reopened...
  • Thoughts on James Franklin's impact, Seth Allen's status and McDonald's All-Americans

    Thoughts on James Franklin's impact, Seth Allen's status and McDonald's All-Americans
    Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. What would be the local recruiting impact if James Franklin is hired by Penn State? Jeff...
  • James Franklin would become one of Terps' top rivals if hired by Penn State

    James Franklin would become one of Terps' top rivals if hired by Penn State
    When he was a Maryland quarterback, Chris Turner told a story of his phone once ringing at 4:34 in the morning. It was passionate, intense James Franklin — an amped-up electron of a football coach for whom sleep is apparently an overvalued...
  • Terps Trio: NCAA tourney hopes, football thoughts and Melo Trimble-Dion Wiley showdown

    Terps Trio: NCAA tourney hopes, football thoughts and Melo Trimble-Dion Wiley showdown
    Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. How surprising is it that the Maryland basketball team found its way onto ESPN.com’s...
  • Terps sign offensive lineman Mazyck and welcome back receiver Marcus Leak

    Terps sign offensive lineman Mazyck and welcome back receiver Marcus Leak
    Marcus Leak, a wide receiver who averaged 17.1 yards per catch before being sidelined late in the 2012 season with a broken toe, is re-enrolling at Maryland. The school also said today that offensive lineman Larry Mazyck signed a national letter of...