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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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  • On The Fly

    On The Fly
    For all you weekend golf hackers, we offer the story of Dom DeBonis. The 81-year-old Sharpsburg, Pa., native had four holes in one on four courses over 33 days, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. And that includes three aces in three consecutive...
  • Terps quarterback C.J. Brown leaves game with back injury before returning vs. Iowa

    Early in the third quarter Saturday, Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown fell forward as he was being tackled near the Iowa football team's sideline. As he went down, a Hawkeyes defender dived in and landed on Brown's upper back. Brown remained facedown...
  • Led by C.J. Brown, resilient Terps leave game against Iowa with more than a win

    There’s no way to measure mental toughness when high school football players are being recruited, no stopwatch to put to a kid to see how long it takes for him to get back into a game when he has been knocked out. If there was, Maryland...
  • After bye week, Terps look to celebrate homecoming with win over Iowa

    After bye week, Terps look to celebrate homecoming with win over Iowa
    Near the beginning of the season, Scott McBrien, the former Maryland quarterback and current sideline reporter for the Maryland radio broadcast team, said he thought the Terps would win at least seven or eight games. His rationale: The Terps would steal...
  • Maryland coaches want C.J. Brown to be more aggressive as a runner

    Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown's focus this summer was on becoming a more consistent and efficient passer. And for much of the first half of the Terps' season, Brown has sat in the pocket and tried to prove he can regularly make plays with his arm. The...
  • USM policy would deny coaches bonuses if academic performance is poor

    A Board of Regents committee approved a "fairly unique" policy on Tuesday that would deny University System of Maryland coaches lucrative performance bonuses if their players fail to meet academic benchmarks. The policy, endorsed unanimously by the...
  • Ex-McDonogh standout Josh Woods listed on Terps' new two-deep

    Ex-McDonogh standout Josh Woods listed on Terps' new two-deep
    COLLEGE PARK -- Early in the season, Maryland freshman cornerback Josh Woods practiced with the scout team and was not even in pads on game days. Now, Woods (McDonogh) is one injury away from being depended on to play a significant role in the Terps&...
  • With ability to adjust, Jacquille Veii filling several roles for Terps

    With ability to adjust, Jacquille Veii filling several roles for Terps
    When Jacquille Veii was about 5 years old, his family moved from Africa to England. Veii, who was born in Antigua, had to acclimate to different surroundings, adapt to a new way of living and get used to sounding different after picking up "a little...
  • Terps enter second half with both weaknesses and reasons for optimism

    Terps enter second half with both weaknesses and reasons for optimism
    Maryland's football coaches convened inside Gossett Team House during the Terps' bye last week. They assessed how players fared during the first half of the season, analyzed what worked and what didn't from a game plan standpoint and also discussed what...
  • Maryland linebacker Abner Logan cleared to play

    Maryland linebacker Abner Logan cleared to play
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland redshirt sophomore inside linebacker Abner Logan has been cleared to play by the university after being suspended for the first six games of the season. The university placed Logan on disciplinary probation in May, and...
  • QB J.T. Barrett coming into his own for resurgent Ohio State

    The Big Ten's most efficient passer is not the guy viewed as a potential No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. Penn State's Christian Hackenberg actually ranks 10th in that category. The top quarterback has not been Michigan State's Connor Cook, the offensive...