Sunday, January 02, 2011

A Surprise...Randy Edsall Leaving UCONN

Randy Edsall, the highly regarded coach of the University of Connecticut's mens football team, has decided to leave UCONN starting next season. He will coach here no more. Ths news was just released and here is the blurb from espn dot com news services...

"ESPN.com news services...
Randy Edsall, who built a fledgling Connecticut program into a Big East champion and BCS bowl team, has been hired by Maryland to succeed Ralph Friedgen, sources told ESPN's Joe Schad on Sunday. Edsall, whose team lost to Oklahoma in Saturday night's Tostistos Fiesta Bowl, did not return Sunday to Connecticut on the UConn charter flight. Instead of flying home with the team after a Fiesta Bowl loss, Connecticut's Randy Edsall was to fly to Maryland to meet with school officials, sources say.
Instead, said ESPN.com sources, he and his family were to fly from Phoenix to Maryland to meet with Terrapin school officials.
Instead, Maryland targeted the well-regarded Edsall, who in his 12 seasons at Storrs led UConn from Football Bowl Subdivision infancy in 2002 to a league championship and a BCS bowl in 2010."

This news will rocket around the state with fans in disbelief because of the suddenness of the switch. I'll have more on this tomorrow. Thanks. Go back to your Sunday afternoon, please.

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