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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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  • The Stan Simpson Show: Drama In New Haven Mayoral Race, UConn Football

    In the first segment, Stan is joined by Christopher Keating, capitol bureau chief at the Hartford Courant, as they discuss the latest in the New Haven mayoral race. In the final two segments, Stan talks with Fox CT Sports Director Rich Coppola and WTIC-...
  • Shane Cockerille and Perry Hills will take snaps as Maryland kicks off spring football

    Shane Cockerille and Perry Hills will take snaps as Maryland kicks off spring football
    Maryland's spring football practices begin Wednesday, and one of the biggest concerns for the Terps will be replacing C.J. Brown at quarterback. Caleb Rowe, the likeliest candidate to start, will be sidelined for the spring as he continues to...
  • Maryland, Big Ten mull the idea of making freshmen ineligible for football, men's basketball

    Maryland, Big Ten mull the idea of making freshmen ineligible for football, men's basketball
    The Big Ten Conference has begun a discussion with its members about the possibility of pursuing a national rule change to make freshmen ineligible to play in men's basketball and football. The idea was discussed briefly Thursday by the University of...
  • Recruiting Sixth-Grade Football Players? Too Soon

    Recruiting Sixth-Grade Football Players? Too Soon
    For years now, Craig Bryden of Enfield has been unafraid, even eager, to share his son Daron's quarterback skills with the world. The Huffington Post posted a trick shot video of Daron in February 2011 that already had been broadcast on ESPN. Daron...
  • Former Terps defensive coordinator Brian Stewart hired by Nebraska

    Former Terps defensive coordinator Brian Stewart hired by Nebraska
    It didn’t take long for former Maryland defensive coordinator Brian Stewart to land a new job. Less than a week after parting amicably -- it was called a “mutual” decision, according to Maryland coach Randy Edsall -- Stewart was...
  • Maryland football 'going to miss' Ryan Steinberg's work behind the scenes

    Maryland football 'going to miss' Ryan Steinberg's work behind the scenes
    Ryan Steinberg was a key figure behind the scenes, a North Potomac native and University of Maryland graduate who grew from a student manager with the Terps into Maryland's assistant director of football operations and recruiting. Next season will be...
  • Terps, defensive coordinator Brian Stewart parting ways; Keith Dudzinski named replacement

    Terps, defensive coordinator Brian Stewart parting ways; Keith Dudzinski named replacement
    Maryland already knew it was going into the 2015 football season without all of its front seven on defense. Now the Terps know they will go into their second year in the Big Ten Conference with a new defensive coordinator. Maryland coach Randy Edsall...
  • Post-injury dealings contributed to cornerback Darnell Savage committing to Terps

    Post-injury dealings contributed to cornerback Darnell Savage committing to Terps
    Darnell Savage was hurt the second game of the season, suffering a broken femur that led to be a brief hospital stay and left him unable to play again during his junior season at Caravel Academy in Newark, Del. This was long before Savage established...
  • On The Fly: Another Twist In Deflategate Story

    On The Fly: Another Twist In Deflategate Story
    Drip by drip, information is emerging from the NFL's investigation into the deflated football issue in the AFC Championship Game. ESPN's "Outside The Lines" reported that a Patriots' locker-room attendant tried to put an unapproved special-teams ball into...
  • Penn State coach Patrick Chambers reprimanded by Big Ten for comments after Terps game

    Penn State coach Patrick Chambers reprimanded by Big Ten for comments after Terps game
    The Big Ten has issued a public reprimand of Penn State men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers for his postgame comments about the officiating in Maryland's 76-73 win over the Nittany Lions on Saturday night. The conference has also fined the school...
  • Ralph Friedgen out as Rutgers offensive coordinator

    Ralph Friedgen out as Rutgers offensive coordinator
    UPDATE: Rutgers has announced that Ralph Friedgen will move to the role of special assistant to head coach Kyle Flood. Ben McDaniels has been promoted to become the Scarlet Knights' new offensive coordinator.   Former Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen...