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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 set to enter 'a new world' in the Big Ten Conference

    Maryland set to enter 'a new world' in the Big Ten Conference
    Goodbye, Blue Devils, Cavaliers and Tar Heels. Farewell to Duke's venerable Cameron Indoor Stadium, to the 85-year football rivalry with Virginia and to myriad trips to destinations characterized by sweet tea and Southern drawls. On Tuesday, the...
  • UM coaches, UMB doctors among state's highest earners

    UM coaches, UMB doctors among state's highest earners
    The coaches for University of Maryland, College Park's football and men's and women's basketball teams were the state's three highest-paid public employees last year, continuing a long-standing trend. Bucking the notion of low-paid college professors,...
  • Big Ten will present challenges for Terps, but it's time to get on board

    Big Ten will present challenges for Terps, but it's time to get on board
    Everybody should know by now that Tuesday will be a watershed moment in the history of University of Maryland athletics. The long-anticipated move from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten will become official and the Terps will take up...
  • Quarterback commit Gage Shaffer was surprised by Maryland's offer

    Quarterback commit Gage Shaffer was surprised by Maryland's offer
    Gage Shaffer had no other offers. He had very little contact with the Maryland coaching staff. That's why he was stunned when Terps football coach Randy Edsall offered the 6-foot-7 quarterback a full ride. “It was pretty crazy,” Shaffer...
  • Fort Hill speedster Ty Johnson talks about his Terps football commitment

    Fort Hill speedster Ty Johnson talks about his Terps football commitment
    Fort Hill's Ty Johnson was undecided at breakfast, got a new offer by lunch and was a Maryland commit by dinner. Johnson, who played running back, wide receiver and cornerback for the Sentinels as a junior last season, committed to Maryland on Sunday...
  • Randy Edsall on Penn State's James Franklin: 'Talk is cheap'

    Randy Edsall on Penn State's James Franklin: 'Talk is cheap'
    Last month, former Maryland assistant and current Penn State football coach James Franklin came to the area and declared the Nittany Lions would treat Maryland as its home state — even though it’s already someone else’s home state....
  • Maryland football adds 12th commitment of month in Texas safety Jameel Cook

    Maryland football adds 12th commitment of month in Texas safety Jameel Cook
    Your Internet is not broken: The Maryland football team has another commitment. 2015 S Jameel Cook makes it official and commits to Maryland! Go Terps! — Ridge Point Football (@RP_football) June 20, 2014 It's the second "Daily Double" for...
  • Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

    Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup
    In this week's recruiting roundup, Maryland football gets three new commits and Maryland basketball gets good news from a blue-chipper. Football recruiting -- Class of 2015 inside-linebacker target Gus Little announced Thursday that he committed to...
  • InsideMDSports: Maryland football adds Texas lineman Mbi Tanyi, fifth commit in six days

    InsideMDSports: Maryland football adds Texas lineman Mbi Tanyi, fifth commit in six days
    Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. Maryland pulled a double dip Thursday, securing a commitment from Bush (Texas) defensive...
  • Rivals.com's Farrell believes Maryland has a chance at Kai Locksley

    Rivals.com's Farrell believes Maryland has a chance at Kai Locksley
    Mike Farrell, the national recruiting director for Rivals.com, believes that Maryland has a chance to bring four-star recruit Kai Locksley to College Park in 2015. But Farrell said the negatives might outweigh the positives in terms of the way Terps...
  • 2013 state salaries: UMCP coaches trade places on top compensation list

    2013 state salaries: UMCP coaches trade places on top compensation list
    Today, the Sun newsroom is rolling out the most recent update to a data set we have been posting for years: Maryland public worker compensations. Readers can use the interface here to learn about the state payroll. Use a popular-search link at the top...
  • Three-star Virginia inside linebacker Gus Little commits to Maryland

    Three-star Virginia inside linebacker Gus Little commits to Maryland
    The Maryland football team's latest pledge got the school name backward, but Randy Edsall probably is willing to overlook that. Verbally committed to play football at Maryland university #BIG10 #Terps pic.twitter.com/fZfve1bl7X — Gus Little (@Gus_...