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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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  • Franklin waves the Penn State flag (and his index finger) at Big Ten media days

    Franklin waves the Penn State flag (and his index finger) at Big Ten media days
    CHICAGO — The elevators at the Hilton Chicago, site of the Big Ten football media days, are adorned with logos of each conference team. Of course, Penn State coach James Franklin joked that he would ride in only one — which didn't go his hotel...
  • Maryland receiver Taivon Jacobs is 'a young guy to keep an eye out for'

    Maryland receiver Taivon Jacobs is 'a young guy to keep an eye out for'
    CHICAGO -- As Stefon Diggs tells it, Taivon Jacobs has that special kind of speed. Maryland has other fast players, whether it be Diggs or fellow starting wide receiver Deon Long. But Jacobs is apparently in a class by himself. “He’s the...
  • Big Ten rivalry for area recruits on the rise

    CHICAGO After he arrived at a charity golf tournament last month near York, Pa., Maryland coach Randy Edsall was asked about a statement from James Franklin in which Penn State's rookie head coach talked of how a 6-hour radius from Happy Valley would be...
  • Randy Edsall responds to Rob Ambrose's remark and criticism stemming from ACC comments

    CHICAGO -- Maryland football coach Randy Edsall is aware of the attention he has gotten for his remark that the ACC is a "basketball conference." He has also read the comments from Towson coach Rob Ambrose -- a former assistant of his at Connecticut --...
  • Big Ten commissioner: 'We need a system that works'

    Words not normally associated with Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany: measured, mild, tame. But that's what Delany was Monday, especially compared with cohorts Mike Slive (SEC) and Bob Bowlsby (Big 12). Bowslby mocked NCAA enforcement by saying:...
  • Maryland on a learning curve this season

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Maryland on a learning curve this season CHICAGO -- Maryland and the Big Ten will quickly find out a lot about each other in their first year together. Terrapins coach Randy Edsall said he's...
  • Penn State coach James Franklin explains comments about Maryland recruiting

    Penn State coach James Franklin explains comments about Maryland recruiting
    CHICAGO — In May, new Penn State coach James Franklin drew the ire of Maryland coach Randy Edsall and fans of Terps football when he voiced his plans to consistently land the top recruits from the Maryland and Washington, D.C., area. Franklin, a...
  • Maryland coach: 'We can match up with anyone in the country'

    Maryland coach: 'We can match up with anyone in the country'
    When he looks at his receiver corps, Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley should feel like a guy at an all-you-can-eat restaurant where the tables groan with caviar, filet mignon, lobster and chocolate mousse. "We are going to have great...
  • Randy Edsall talks at Big Ten Media Days [Video]

  • Maryland receiver Stefon Diggs says he is '110 percent'

    CHICAGO -- Stefon Diggs has typically been out on the practice field with Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown at least once a week leading up to preseason practice. He has been running routes, stretching his legs and continuing to work his way back from the...
  • LeBron James' homecoming bolsters Maryland football's recruiting pitch

    LeBron James' homecoming bolsters Maryland football's recruiting pitch
    Randy Edsall and the Maryland football coaching staff face the same challenge every year: How do you get a top prospect from Maryland or Washington, D.C., to stay home rather than choose a bigger, more prestigious football program like Alabama, Penn State...