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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

Top Randy Edsall Articles

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  • Terps quarterback C.J. Brown: 'I've been pressing'

    Terps quarterback C.J. Brown: 'I've been pressing'
    It was the same message Maryland coach Randy Edsall has shared with quarterback C.J. Brown at different points this season: Relax. That is what Edsall is emphasizing to Brown as the Terps enter a critical two-game stretch that will determine whether...
  • The good and bad from Maryland's 37-15 loss to Michigan State

    The good and bad from Maryland's 37-15 loss to Michigan State
    Maryland lost, 37-15, to No. 12 Michigan State at Byrd Stadium on Saturday. Here is what went well and what did not from a Terps perspective. THE GOOD The defense Michigan State, which entered Saturday averaging 44 points per game, scored just 16...
  • Offensive struggles 'a team thing' for Terps, Randy Edsall says

    Offensive struggles 'a team thing' for Terps, Randy Edsall says
    The result came from a combination of failures spread across each offensive position group. Maryland's offensive line was consistently beaten, allowing Michigan State defenders into the backfield to meet Terps running backs before the line of...
  • Terps have discussed making QB change, Randy Edsall says

    Terps have discussed making QB change, Randy Edsall says
    The topic was broached among Maryland’s coaches Sunday morning. If starting quarterback C.J. Brown continues to struggle like he did during Saturday’s 37-15 loss to Michigan State, then the Terps may be forced to bench him in favor of either...
  • 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...
  • Turnover-prone Maryland falls flat in 37-15 loss to No. 12 Michigan State

    Turnover-prone Maryland falls flat in 37-15 loss to No. 12 Michigan State
    The pass was doomed the moment it left the right hand of Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown, an ill-advised throw that bounced off the hands of one Michigan State defender and into the waiting arms of Spartans safety R.J. Williamson, who returned the mistake...
  • Randy Edsall on Stefon Diggs: 'We'll see how things go this week'

    Randy Edsall on Stefon Diggs: 'We'll see how things go this week'
    The final determination on Stefon Diggs' status will not be made until after Maryland coach Randy Edsall meets with team doctors. However, Edsall did not rule out the possibility of the injured junior wide receiver returning to practice this week and...
  • Stopping Michigan State's offense will be biggest test for Terps

    Stopping Michigan State's offense will be biggest test for Terps
    Each Tuesday, Maryland football coach Randy Edsall sits in front of the assembled group of reporters and cameramen and begins his news conference with a rundown of the Terps' upcoming opponent and the challenges that team presents for the Terps. This...
  • Numbers to know heading into Terps' matchup with Michigan State

    Numbers to know heading into Terps' matchup with Michigan State
    The Maryland football teams plays No. 12 Michigan State tonight in College Park, another opportunity for the Terps to get their first victory over a ranked team since Randy Edsall took over as coach in 2011. Here are some other numbers to know heading...
  • Keeping C.J. Brown upright will be challenge for Terps vs. Michigan State

    Keeping C.J. Brown upright will be challenge for Terps vs. Michigan State
    The pressure from Ohio State, Wisconsin and Penn State was consistent and came from all angles, converging on Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown and contributing to him finishing with lackluster statistics in each game. The Terps’ offensive line will...
  • Terps getting contributions from freshman class

    Terps getting contributions from freshman class
    Maryland coach Randy Edsall’s belief is that most freshmen would be better off redshirting so they can take a year to develop physically and acclimate to the responsibilities and competition level in college. But there are exceptions. Some...