One day after losing to No. 7 Oklahoma 48-20 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, UConn head coach Randy Edsall is now being tabbed as the next head coach at Maryland, according to a report by ESPN's Joe Schad.
Maryland has reportedly set Monday as their day to announce their new football coach, but just who it will be is still not certain. ESPN says Edsall, with the Washington Post confirming he's the front-runner, while the Baltimore Sun says long-time rumored top choice Mike Leach is still the favorite.
If it is Edsall, it's just more bad news for Connecticut's football program, which is falling apart at the seams after news that star running back Jordan Todman will forego his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
Edsall was hired as the Huskies head coach in 1999 and was 74-70 in 11 seasons with the team. Prior to that, Edsall served 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.