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Randy Edsall Will Reportedly Be Maryland Head Coach, Replacing Ralph Friedgen

Update: The Baltimore Sun and Washington Post are reporting Edsall is a contender for the job, along with Mike Leach, but has not been hired.

The Maryland Terrapins will name Connecticut Huskies coach Randy Edsall their new head coach, according to Joe Schad and others. Former Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Mike Leach will sadly remain at sea, if the Terps are indeed bringing Edsall down south.

The only coach UConn has had since joining FBS football in 2000, Edsall put together a 70-62 record including three bowl wins, a (totally BS) BCS appearance, and appearances in the AP top 25 during three seasons. He hasn’t had a losing season since 2006.

Though financials haven’t been revealed yet, this might seem to be something of a lateral move for Edsall. The Huskies did in fact play in a BCS game less than 24 hours ago, while Maryland played in something called the Military Bowl. But Maryland is a bigger school with more money, is much nearer to top recruiting territory, and was itself a game away from playing for a conference championship and BCS bid.

For more on the reported hire, visit Testudo Times. For more on Edsall, visit The UConn Blog.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.