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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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  • Thanks to Maryland, the Hire Mike Leach campaign is back

     
    Well, my Hire Mike Leach campaign has been revived. If Leach does end up at FAU, fans can thank Maryland AD Kevin Anderson, who played if safe by hiring Connecticut???s Randy Edsall. That leaves Leach still looking for a...
  • Even with loss Saturday, Terps' move to Big Ten is going according to plan

    Even with loss Saturday, Terps' move to Big Ten is going according to plan
    Maryland has played big games at Byrd Stadium before, but there is no longer any question that the decision to jump to the Big Ten Conference has electrified the atmosphere around the football program. Of course, it doesn't hurt that coach Randy...

    Wisconsin coach rooting for Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah

     Wisconsin coach rooting for Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah
    Nebraska and Wisconsin will play Saturday for the Freedom Trophy, a fancy new hunk of metal that features a giant American flag. The trophy's nice and all, but here's what would make the game truly special — Nebraska I-back Ameer Abdullah....

    Big Ten West should have a wild finish

     Big Ten West should have a wild finish
    Who would have imagined that Big Ten football would provide the fall's most compelling pennant race? The Big Ten West won't produce a wild card, only a winner that advances to the conference title game in Indianapolis. With four weeks left, Nebraska...

    Memorial A Joyful Moment For Jasper Howard's Fiancee

    Memorial A Joyful Moment For Jasper Howard's Fiancee
    Jazz's daughter is 4 now. Ja'Miya Howard is full of life. She is all personality. "She loves to sing. She loves to dance," said Daneisha Freeman, Ja'Miya's mom and Jasper Howard's fiancée. "She does gymnastics. She started preschool and she loves it....