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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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  • The good and the bad from Terps' 2014 football season

    Maryland recently completed its season with a 45-21 loss to Stanford in the Foster Farms Bowl, a disappointing conclusion to a season the Terps began 7-4. Here is a look at the positives and negatives from Maryland’s first season as a member of...
  • After disciplined upbringing, former Calvert Hall defensive star Adrian Amos ready for the NFL

    After disciplined upbringing, former Calvert Hall defensive star Adrian Amos ready for the NFL
    Penn State safety Adrian Amos read Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller's eyes, remaining patient as he anticipated the path of the throw. Only a sophomore, Amos knew he had waited long enough to make his move. He jumped the passing lane and made the...
  • Wisconsin coach rooting for Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah

     Wisconsin coach rooting for Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah
    Nebraska and Wisconsin will play Saturday for the Freedom Trophy, a fancy new hunk of metal that features a giant American flag. The trophy's nice and all, but here's what would make the game truly special — Nebraska I-back Ameer Abdullah....
  • Four-star offensive tackle Isaiah Prince chooses Alabama over Terps, Ohio State

    Four-star offensive tackle Isaiah Prince chooses Alabama over Terps, Ohio State
    Eleanor Roosevelt offensive tackle Isaiah Prince, whom Rivals rates as the top Class of 2015 prospect from Maryland, has orally committed to Alabama, a source confirmed. Maryland and Ohio State were other schools Prince was considering in his final...
  • Former Terps star lineman Joe Vellano now happy to be back playing with Patriots

    Former Terps star lineman Joe Vellano now happy to be back playing with Patriots
    A season ago, Joe Vellano earned New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick's lasting respect. As an undrafted rookie, Vellano capably replaced injured veteran defensive tackle Vince Wilfork in the starting lineup. It was an eye-opening success story for...
  • InsideMDsports: Punter Nick Rubinowicz breaks down his pledge to Maryland

    InsideMDsports: Punter Nick Rubinowicz breaks down his pledge to Maryland
    Editor's note: InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. Maryland picked up a punter this week. After coach Randy Edsall went to American Heritage School (Fla.) on...
  • The good and bad from the Terps' 20-19 win over Penn State

    Maryland beat Penn State, 20-19, on Saturday in State College, Pa. Here is a rundown of what went well and what did not from a Terps perspective: THE GOOD The win This was an important victory for Maryland’s program. Was it pretty? No. Did...
  • Maryland's unsportsmanlike conduct

    By not punishing the Maryland co-captains who refused to shake hands with Penn State's co-captains, Maryland coach Randy Edsall was saying that behavior was OK. He should have benched all of them for the first quarter. As evident by his post-game...
  • Former Terps WR Kevin Dorsey looking to make most of opportunity with Packers

    Maryland football coach Randy Edsall preaches the same thing to his wide receivers on a regular basis. "We try to tell the guys that if you're the third, fourth, fifth wide receiver in the NFL, you better be able to play special teams," Edsall said....
  • Catching Up With ... Roger Shoals, ex-Maryland and NFL tackle

    Catching Up With ... Roger Shoals, ex-Maryland and NFL tackle
    As an offensive tackle for Maryland's football team, Roger Shoals gouged out holes wide enough to drive a Cadillac through. Now, the former Terp star sells the cars. "Retire? I like working," said Shoals, 76, part-owner of a Cadillac-Buick dealership in...
  • Terps football assistant coach Andre Powell leaving for Pittsburgh

    Terps football assistant coach Andre Powell leaving for Pittsburgh
    Maryland special teams coordinator and running backs coach Andre Powell has been hired as the special teams coordinator and running backs coach at Pittsburgh, his new school announced Friday morning. Powell will work under recently hired Panthers head...