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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 bad from Maryland football's 23-16 win over Michigan

    Maryland beat Michigan, 23-16, on Saturday to improve to 7-4, including 4-3 in the Big Ten, heading into Saturday’s regular season finale against Rutgers. Here is what went well and what did not from a Terps perspective during that game: THE...
  • After big week, future bright for Randy Edsall and Terps football program

    After big week, future bright for Randy Edsall and Terps football program
    Maryland coach Randy Edsall turned back to the Terps' sideline and tossed his headset about 20 feet into the air before walking toward midfield at Michigan Stadium with both arms raised triumphantly. This was more than just a win. This was the...
  • With new approach, Terps' Jake Wheeler finds new role at left tackle

    With new approach, Terps' Jake Wheeler finds new role at left tackle
    The process has been gradual for Maryland left tackle Jake Wheeler, the growth from a 235-pound freshman in 2010 into a 315-pound redshirt senior capable of holding up physically against Big Ten defensive linemen. Wheeler’s rise from little-used...
  • Looking back at recent matchups between Maryland and Rutgers

    Looking back at recent matchups between Maryland and Rutgers
    Seven of the nine previous games between Maryland and Rutgers were played years before Terps coach Randy Edsall was even born, with only two of those meetings coming since 1942. Here is a look back at those two most recent matchups: Sept. 26, 2009...
  • UConn Losses, On Field, On Roster, Keep On Mounting

    UConn Losses, On Field, On Roster, Keep On Mounting
    STORRS – When the UConn football team ended the 2013 season with three consecutive wins against AAC opponents, there was some optimism for 2014. The Huskies defeated Temple on the road, showed some grit to overpower rival Rutgers, which was heading...
  • Lee Hull and Morgan State have overcome long odds to reach FCS playoffs

    Lee Hull and Morgan State have overcome long odds to reach FCS playoffs
    There's a sense of dread hovering over Morgan State football coach Lee Hull, but it has little to do with Richmond, his team's opponent in its first Football Championship Subdivision playoff game in school history. "I still think I'm dreaming and that...
  • In senior season, Terps defensive end Keith Bowers leaves mark

    In senior season, Terps defensive end Keith Bowers leaves mark
    Maryland defensive end Keith Bowers had two choices. Michigan State center Jack Allen was barreling toward him, intent on plowing through Bowers and creating a hole for Spartans running back Jeremy Langford to pick up the necessary three yards on a...
  • 'The Fridge' set to make return to Byrd Stadium

    'The Fridge' set to make return to Byrd Stadium
    Ralph Friedgen's talking has been done in private. The former Maryland coach and current Rutgers offensive coordinator was not made available to the media this week, per Rutgers' in-season policy restricting access to assistant coaches. Scarlet...
  • 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...