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Randy Edsall Named Maryland's New Head Football Coach

Apparently, an appearance in a BCS bowl wasn't good enough for Randy Edsall. Just one day after UConn's 48-20 loss to Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl, Edsall resigned as the Huskies head coach and was hired by Maryland to become the school's newest football coach. The Terrapins have schedule a press conference for Monday at 2 p.m. EST. 

Edsall spent the past 12 seasons at Connecticut, during which he took the Huskies from Division I-AA status to Division I-A. The 2010 Big East Coach of the Year led UConn to a pair of conference titles (2007, 2010) and the program's first ever BCS appearance, Saturday night's Fiesta Bowl. Under Edsall, the Huskies won eight games or more in each of the last four seasons.

Prior to that, Edsall held multiple assistant coaching positions at Syracuse from 1980 to 1990 before taking an assistant coaching job at Boston College. Edsall then went on to serve as a defensive backs coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 1994 through 1997. In 1998, Edsall became the defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech.

Edsall replaces Ralph Friedgen, who was Maryland's head football coach since 2001. 

The press conference to introduce Edsall will be on Monday, Jan. 3, at 2 p.m. and can be viewed on Terps TV.