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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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  • 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...
  • Terps beat writers predict the outcome of Maryland-Rutgers

    Each week during Big Ten play, the Washington Post’s Roman Stubbs, another Maryland football beat writer and I share our predictions for the Terps’ upcoming game. This week’s rotating writer is Daniel Popper from The Diamondback,...
  • Deflating loss diminishes Terps' bowl status, but not their first Big Ten season

    Deflating loss diminishes Terps' bowl status, but not their first Big Ten season
    There was a lot at stake on Saturday at Byrd Stadium and everybody knew it. The Maryland Terrapins were in a position to improve their bowl status with a victory over Rutgers and -- for most of the first half -- it looked like they would do that without...
  • QB Nebrich, After Leaving UConn, Excelling At Fordham

    QB Nebrich, After Leaving UConn, Excelling At Fordham
    NEW YORK — The words came from the Jack Coffey Field press box with a full-throated fury. "That spit is on you! You're a senior quarterback! Act like it!" Michael Nebrich had just thrown a lousy pass into the middle of the field picked off by...
  • Terps blow 25-point lead on Senior Day and lose to Rutgers, 41-38

    Terps blow 25-point lead on Senior Day and lose to Rutgers, 41-38
    Maryland's offensive players slowly walked off the field. Some, such as wide receiver Jacquille Veii, aggressively unstrapped the chinstraps from their helmets and slammed their arms to their side. Others trudged off, seemingly in disbelief and in the...
  • Maryland failed to take advantage of big opportunity vs. Rutgers

    Maryland failed to take advantage of big opportunity vs. Rutgers
    Maryland senior inside linebacker L.A. Goree sat in the press box at Byrd Stadium two weeks ago and detailed the Terps' primary goal for the final two games And the Terps were so close to accomplishing that goal before the collapse during Saturday's 41-...
  • Brad Craddock, Will Likely lead Terps' All-Big Ten selections

    Brad Craddock, Will Likely lead Terps' All-Big Ten selections
    Sophomore cornerback Will Likely and junior kicker Brad Craddock were among several Terps to receive All-Big Ten honors Monday. Likely, who leads the Big Ten and is tied for ninth nationally with six interceptions, was selected first-team all-conference...
  • Tying college coaches' contracts to academic progress gets mixed reviews

    Tying college coaches' contracts to academic progress gets mixed reviews
    A proposed policy that would require teams to reach academic benchmarks before their coaches and athletic directors can cash in on performance-based bonuses has drawn mixed reviews. The University System of Maryland's Board of Regents is expected to...
  • Terps preparing to face two Wisconsin quarterbacks and other notes

    Terps preparing to face two Wisconsin quarterbacks and other notes
    Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy have both seen time at quarterback for Wisconsin the last two weeks, and Maryland is preparing as if it will see both quarterbacks when the Terps play the Badgers on Saturday. “Absolutely,” Maryland defensive...