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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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  • Offense impresses and other notes from Terps football practice

    Offense impresses and other notes from Terps football practice
    COLLEGE PARK — Defensive players never want to give an opposing offense credit for doing anything well. But even Maryland linebacker L.A. Goree acknowledged that the Terps' offense looked very good Tuesday night. The offense had its issues...
  • 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...
  • Notes and observations from Day 3 of Terps preseason camp

    Notes and observations from Day 3 of Terps preseason camp
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland will go full pads for the first time during preseason practice Friday. But the shoulder pads went on Wednesday, which led to the most eventful and spirited practice thus far.  Here are some notes and observations from Day 3...
  • Virginia linebacker Isaiah Davis commits to Maryland

    Virginia linebacker Isaiah Davis commits to Maryland
    Virginia linebacker Isaiah Davis, the younger brother of Maryland standout safety Sean Davis, verbally committed to the Terrapins Tuesday night. Davis said he called offensive coordinator Mike Locksley as Maryland wrapped up practice Tuesday night and...
  • 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...
  • Will Ulmer remains focused on playing quarterback for Terps

    Will Ulmer remains focused on playing quarterback for Terps
    COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland coach Randy Edsall made a deal with Will Ulmer before the highly touted athlete signed with the Terps in February. "I told Will during the recruiting process that he’ll be a quarterback until he comes to me and tells me he...
  • Terps offense making progress after slow start to preseason practice

    Terps offense making progress after slow start to preseason practice
    COLLEGE PARK — For five days, Maryland's offense was out of sync. The chemistry did not seem to be there between quarterback C.J. Brown and his top receivers. There were dropped passes, fumbles, bad decisions and unimpressive practice sessions...
  • 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...
  • Maryland freshman receiver Juwann Winfree has 'got a lot of potential'

    Maryland freshman receiver Juwann Winfree has 'got a lot of potential'
    COLLEGE PARK -- There have been freshman-like moments -- dropped passes, routes not being run as precisely as Maryland coaches would like and mental errors. But there have been other moments during the first week of preseason practice when wide receiver...
  • Notes and observations from Saturday's Terps football practice

    Notes and observations from Saturday's Terps football practice
    COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland held two practices Saturday. The first was not open to the media, but here are some notes and observations from the second practice, which was held at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium: * Quarterback C.J. Brown was sharper...
  • Terps wrestler Spencer Myers hopes to become a heavyweight in football

    Terps wrestler Spencer Myers hopes to become a heavyweight in football
    COLLEGE PARK — For four years, Spencer Myers' fall Saturdays usually played out the same way. Maryland wrestling practice was in the morning. After that, Myers was unreachable. "My parents would joke that if they tried to get hold of me on a...
  • Notes and observations from Friday's Terps football practice

    Notes and observations from Friday's Terps football practice
    Maryland had its first fully padded practice of preseason camp Friday. Here are some notes and observations from the session: * Quarterback C.J. Brown has not been sharp early in camp and had some bad moments Friday. He overthrew a wide-open Amba Etta-...