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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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  • Local products Malik Jones, Matt Gillespie both doing 'a good job' with Terps

    Local products Malik Jones, Matt Gillespie both doing 'a good job' with Terps
    COLLEGE PARK -- Malik Jones had one of the biggest hits of Maryland’s preseason practice thus far, a nasty running blow to the chest of then-running back Jacquille Veii that could be heard across the field and left Veii on the ground for a few...
  • Notes and observations from Maryland's Friday practice

    Notes and observations from Maryland's Friday practice
    COLLEGE PARK — Here are some notes and observations from Maryland’s Friday morning practice, which was held at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. ** Players and coaches continue to talk up redshirt sophomore left tackle Michael Dunn, and...
  • Terps' highly touted freshman offensive linemen show flashes, but not ready yet

    Terps' highly touted freshman offensive linemen show flashes, but not ready yet
    COLLEGE PARK — There have been times during preseason practice when Damian Prince and Derwin Gray have flashed the skill that made them highly-rated recruits. There have been times both players — especially Gray — have looked capable...
  • Terps cornerback Alvin Hill continues to impress during preseason

    Terps cornerback Alvin Hill continues to impress during preseason
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland’s practice Thursday morning ended with a punt catching competition between the offense and the defense. The offense was represented by right guard Andrew Zeller. The defense had 320-pound nose tackle Darius Kilgo....
  • Maryland football to hold Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday at Byrd Stadium

    College football: Maryland will hold its Fan Appreciation Day at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Byrd Stadium. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. Athletic department officials will be on hand for select-a-seat and mezzanine-ticket upgrade opportunities for this season....
  • Terps receivers starting to look dynamic during practice

    Terps receivers starting to look dynamic during practice
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland coach Randy Edsall sat in front of a crowded auditorium for the Terps’ media day Monday. He was complimentary of many players and spoke optimistically throughout the 30-minute news conference. Wide receiver was the...
  • Stefon Diggs and Deon Long stand out in Terps' Wednesday practice

    Stefon Diggs and Deon Long stand out in Terps' Wednesday practice
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland’s practice Wednesday did not produce the same amount of noteworthy plays that the second practice of Tuesday did. But there were some good moments for both the offense and the defense. Of note, star wide receivers...
  • Terps sophomore Jacquille Veii flashes skills during first day at receiver

    Terps sophomore Jacquille Veii flashes skills during first day at receiver
    COLLEGE PARK — Jacquille Veii used his speed and quickness to get open out of the slot, made a sliding catch across the middle during team drills and later made a 25-yard reception during the two-minute portion of practice. The Maryland...
  • Offense impresses and other notes from Terps football practice

    Offense impresses and other notes from Terps football practice
    COLLEGE PARK — Defensive players never want to give an opposing offense credit for doing anything well. But even Maryland linebacker L.A. Goree acknowledged that the Terps' offense looked very good Tuesday night. The offense had its issues...
  • Ex-Gilman standout Kenneth Goins has become 'very valuable' to Terps offense

    COLLEGE PARK - Kenneth Goins rarely, if ever, lined up as a traditional fullback at Gilman. As a result, it took time to acclimate once Goins got to Maryland. He also needed to get bigger than he was in high school when the 5-foot-9 Goins weighed around...
  • Big changes and opportunity for Terrapins

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Maryland - INSIDE SLANT The B1G change is finally here, Maryland gearing up for Big Ten competition, and fourth-year coach Randy Edsall with a team, at least on paper, that looks up to the task. The Terrapins (7-...