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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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  • Terps coach Randy Edsall receives attention for sideline catch

    Late in the fourth quarter of Maryland’s win over Iowa on Saturday, Hawkeyes quarterback Jake Rudock had nowhere to go with the football. Instead of trying to force the ball into a congested area, Rudock decided to throw it away, at which point...
  • Terps sticking with punter Nate Renfro and other notes

    Terps sticking with punter Nate Renfro and other notes
    Maryland coach Randy Edsall said he is not planning on changing punters despite junior Nate Renfro’s recent struggles. Renfro, whom Edsall has described as inconsistent since the spring, averaged just 32.2 yards on his final five punts against...
  • The good and the bad from the Terps' 38-31 win over Iowa

    Maryland beat Iowa, 38-31, Saturday to improve to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten. Here is what went well and what did not from a Terps perspective during that game: THE GOOD Quarterback C.J. Brown As Maryland coach Randy Edsall said during...
  • With forward Evan Smotrycz injured, Terps have questions, options in frontcourt

    Football coach Randy Edsall doesn’t have a monopoly at Maryland on game plans and seasons impacted by injuries. Men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon quickly is catching up to his counterpart in College Park. With senior forward Evan Smotrycz...
  • In 38-31 win over Iowa, Maryland playmakers emerge at just the right time

    With 59 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter Saturday at Byrd Stadium, the Iowa football team took over possession with a chance to mount a game-tying drive against Maryland. Moments later, after a fourth-down pass attempt from Hawkeyes quarterback...
  • Despite injury, Terps QB C.J. Brown used legs to lead Maryland to victory

    With Maryland trailing, 14-10, in Saturday's game and facing a third-and-9 at Iowa's 22-yard line, Terps quarterback C.J. Brown avoided a tackle attempt in the backfield, saw an opening in the middle of the Hawkeyes' defensive line and took off running...
  • 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...