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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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  • Effects of painful loss linger for Wisconsin

    Effects of painful loss linger for Wisconsin
    Wisconsin's second-half collapse Saturday raised two key questions: Why didn't Melvin Gordon get more than four carries in the second half? And why didn't quarterback Joel Stave relieve an overwhelmed Tanner McEvoy? It took some time, but the answers...
  • Grumbling over Michigan coach coming from all sides

    Grumbling over Michigan coach coming from all sides
    Credit Michigan coach Brady Hoke with one good decision: He's tuning out all the harsh criticism. "Not to hurt anybody's feelings, but no, I don't (read or listen to media reports). Never have," he said. "For us to get unfocused would be cheating this...
  • Dixon's Journey Made Him A Leader

    Dixon's Journey Made Him A Leader
    Andre Dixon took us into his locker room. Randy Edsall took us into his heart. It was quite a tour. UConn saved its most complete performance for last. The Huskies ended the longest football season known to man Saturday by picking up the yoke a final...
  • 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...
  • Not Women's Or Men's, Just Greatness

    Tina Charles flew in from Russia. Kemba Walker, Randy Edsall, Richard Blumenthal — the who's who of Connecticut — descended from all parts Nutmeg. In the middle of Geno Auriemma's postgame press conference on this historic night, even the...
  • ACC's 2010 bowl season produces mixed results as conference strives for credibility

    ACC's 2010 bowl season produces mixed results as conference strives for credibility
    The good and bad — yin and yang, if you prefer — of college football's just-completed postseason. As viewed through predominantly ACC-colored bifocals. Good: Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley and running back Michael Dyer were electric...
  • James Franklin: 'Black cloud' is gone at Penn State

    James Franklin: 'Black cloud' is gone at Penn State
    James Franklin did not like the fact the media — both social and traditional — spoiled the surprise. When the Penn State coach informed his players they would be eligible for postseason play this season, it was "anticlimactic," he said....
  • SEC coaches, Notre Dame featured today in as the expansion talk turns …

     
    Big East football coaches want the league to give Notre Dame an ultimatum; SEC coaches weigh in on expansion talk....
  • ESPN to air primetime ACC matchups

     
    ESPN to air prime time ACC matchups The 2011 ACC schedule is out and some of the highlight matchups this season will be on ESPN....
  • UConn coach Pasqualoni tabbed to be main speaker at Lauren's First and Goal

     
    As usual, Lauren's First and Goal has a top-notch speaker lined up to headline its one-day camp at Lafayette. In the past, Phil Simms, John Harbaugh and Jerry Sandusky, among other coaching stars, have spoken at Metzgar Fields. This year, they've got...
  • Five games to watch this season in the Big East

     
    Five games to watch this season in the Big East Here are five games to keep an eye on this year in the Big East:...