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Maryland football coach Randy Edsall signs contract extension through 2019

Maryland football coach Randy Edsall signs contract extension through 2019

By signing Randy Edsall to a three-year contract extension, Maryland gave its football coach the job security he needed to recruit and protected itself in case the Terps take a step backward in the Big Ten Conference’s rapidly-improving East Division. In a deal the university announced on Tuesday that took months to finalize, the fifth-year coach received a $71,000 annual raise on the final two years of his original six-year contract, now worth $2.1 million a year. Edsall will make $2.5 million a year beginning in 2017. More significantly, the 56-year-old coach signed off on receiving just $500,000 of a potential $7.5 million contract if he gets fired after the 2016 season. ...

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