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Maryland's next coach is Randy Edsall

Posted on: January 2, 2011 2:23 pm
Edited on: January 2, 2011 6:46 pm
 
Posted by Adam Jacobi

[UPDATE, 6:45 p.m.: Maryland has officially announced the hiring of Randy Edsall tonight.]

After the unceremonious dismissal of Ralph Friedgen from the head coaching spot at Maryland , most people expected Mike Leach to be named the new head coach shortly thereafter. Leach was the only person named by Maryland AD Kevin Anderson at the press conference announcing Friedgen's departure, and he was the first person formally interviewed by Maryland earlier this week.

So, naturally, just hours after Connecticut 's 48-20 loss to Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl, Huskies head coach Randy Edsall was reportedly tabbed to run the Terrapins.

Wait, what?

The Washington Post reported today that according to several sources, Edsall was at Maryland interviewing for the head coaching spot with the search committee. CSN's Chick Hernandez confirmed the report and said that "barring major setback," Edsall would be hired. Minutes later, Joe Schad reported on Twitter that Maryland had in fact tabbed Edsall, and here we are. The hire has not been confirmed by Maryland, and according to the Baltimore Sun, one source at the school insists Leach is still a candidate, but an announcement is expected within 24 hours.

If Terps fans are disappointed by the prospect of Edsall coming aboard, it'd be hard to blame them; bringing Leach and the Air Raid offense to Maryland would have been a breath of fresh air for the program after it took the hit of losing coach-in-waiting James Franklin in December. But a breath of fresh air isn't the same thing as a quality, long-term hire, and that's apparently the direction Maryland wants to go with this hire. Edsall built Connecticut from a I-AA power to a FBS BCS competitor (albeit arguably the worst ever) in just a few years, and Maryland could use that type of institutional quantum leap forward -- or, as Anderson put it, "from 'good' to 'great'." Whether Edsall can deliver on that scale, of course, is something that necessarily remains to be seen.

And if Edsall is indeed confirmed as Maryland's next top man, we can't help but wonder... Mike Leach to UConn?



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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:35 pm
 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:23 pm
 

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Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2011 6:53 pm
 

Maryland's next coach is Randy Edsall

As I see it , you took a big step backwards on this one maryland. Three years and youll be wishing mike leach was around.as forrest gump put it "stupid is as stupid does!"




Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: January 2, 2011 5:59 pm
 

Maryland's next coach is... Randy Edsall?

"Dominating the Big East?" Yeah, right West Coast Kid, what a power they are....



Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2011 5:47 pm
 

Maryland's next coach is... Randy Edsall?

Like I said pay a guy 2 million dollars so you can go from good to great tell me how is it you win 8 games in the worst BCS divisions out there and that is an upgrade. I know lets get blown away in the BCS game forget about that and give hime a raise and make him Head Coach at Maryland. We that just make me want to go and buy Season Tickets. The AD and the Search Committe have lost their minds. What are they trying to accomplish??




Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2011 5:46 pm
 

Maryland's next coach is... Randy Edsall?

This is just stupid.  How is this guy going to sell out the luxury boxes that the AD wants sold?  Why fire Fridge for this guy.  UConn - really??   Cmon - if the AD wants an upgrade then Leach or the Auburn OC was the way to go.  Very disappointing.



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2011 5:43 pm
 

Maryland's next coach is... Randy Edsall?

Doesn't seem like a great move either way.  I like Edsall but he is not that great a coach.  He has a good thing at UConn.  And Maryland seems a step down for Randy.  Seems both sides are selling themselves short.



Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2011 5:27 pm
 

Maryland's next coach is... Randy Edsall?

Are they tryring to generate sales or close the stadium? These are supposed to be smart people so what was the point of Firing a coach and Paying his 2 Million contract for Randy Edsall??? Come on REALLY.




Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2011 5:04 pm
 

Maryland's next coach is... Randy Edsall?

Mike Leach to Michigan!

Not a chance. I may "hate" that school up north as a rival, but I respect them as a team and a program. Leach would just be "RichRod II" except with even more baggage.



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