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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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  • For Maryland, and football fans, bowl is step in right direction

    After three years of pain, Maryland football fans just wanted a chance to party in the waning days of a season. So smiles abounded in Annapolis on Friday as Terps supporters gathered to celebrate the program's first bowl appearance since 2010. The...
  • After breakthrough year, Maryland can't stop Marshall in 31-20 loss at Military Bowl

    After breakthrough year, Maryland can't stop Marshall in 31-20 loss at Military Bowl
    The Maryland football team knew all about Marshall's gaudy statistics — the 43 points and 502.3 yards per-game averages engineered by prolific, elusive quarterback Rakeem Cato and his spread offense. If they were going to win their first bowl game...
  • Terps offensive line coach Tom Brattan won't be retained

    Terps offensive line coach Tom Brattan won't be retained
    Maryland will not renew the contract of offensive line coach Tom Brattan, the athletic department announced Monday. Brattan was the longest tenured member of the football staff, having been with the Terps for 13 years. "We would like to thank Tom...
  • Terps one win away from becoming bowl-eligible

    COLLEGE PARK — One more win would make Maryland bowl-eligible for the first time since 2010, but it would also accomplish a whole lot more. One more win and the team can breathe a collective sigh of relief because it knows it won't be succumbing...
  • Keith Olbermann names Terps' athletic department the day's 'World's Worst In Sports'

    Keith Olbermann names Terps' athletic department the day's 'World's Worst In Sports'
    Bobby Valentine, the concessions sector and Maryland sports. Those are the only three topics Keith Olbermann has invoked more than once as the "World’s Worst in Sports" on his nightly ESPN television show. Do not adjust your computer. Nothing is...
  • Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

    Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup
    In this week's roundup, two top Terps targets visit Maryland, a handful of Terps commits shine, and the brother of a Terps star pretends he's Calvin Johnson. Football recruiting -- Class of 2014 targets Damian Prince and Jalen Tabor are taking their...
  • Basketball team primed for UConn, Big Ten backlash, big football recruiting weekend

    Basketball team primed for UConn, Big Ten backlash, big football recruiting weekend
    The Baltimore Sun's Don Markus, Jeff Barker and Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics in Terps athletics this week. What’s the biggest difference between this year’s season opener against Connecticut at the Barclays Center and last year&...
  • Maryland football goes for bowl eligibility against a team with ties to Edsall

    Maryland football goes for bowl eligibility against a team with ties to Edsall
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland's bid to secure bowl eligibility with a victory Saturday will come against a school with which coach Randy Edsall could hardly have more history. Edsall, 55, attended Syracuse, where he was a backup quarterback and met...
  • Bridgewater Shows Why He's A Top NFL Prospect

    EAST HARTFORD — It was a cold night, the home team was winless and the game was nationally televised on ESPN2. So why venture to Rentschler Field Friday night? If nothing else, it was an opportunity to see the possible No. 1 pick in next year's NFL...
  • With Terps' Sidat-Singh ceremony, 'that injustice was in some tiny way cleaned up today'

    With Terps' Sidat-Singh ceremony, 'that injustice was in some tiny way cleaned up today'
    COLLEGE PARK — Seventy-six years after Wilmeth Sidat-Singh was barred a game against Maryland because of his race, the family of the late Syracuse player and Army pilot was honored at Byrd Stadium on Saturday. Relatives of Sidat-Singh, who died...
  • On verge of bowl eligibility, turnover-prone Terps tossed aside in 20-3 loss to Syracuse

    Maryland had just committed another turnover — its fourth — and seemed headed for its low point of the season. It had grown dark and cold inside Byrd Stadium, the student section had thinned out, and the loudest remaining fans were huddled...