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Maryland fires football coach Randy Edsall; seeks coach to 'excite fan base'

Maryland fires football coach Randy Edsall; seeks coach to 'excite fan base'

Seeking to revive the University of Maryland's troubled football program, school officials began the search Sunday for a new head coach who can energize fans.

“We want somebody who's going to come in here and excite the fan base,” athletic director Kevin Anderson said Sunday during a news conference at the Gossett Team House. “If you look at football today, fans want an exciting, wide-open offense, and I think [that's] part of why we weren't successful these last six games.”

The news conference came hours after Anderson fired Randy Edsall, who compiled a 22-34 record in less than five seasons and never beat a team ranked in the Top 25. The Terps' latest...

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