Former Maryland coach Randy Edsall lands UConn job

Former Maryland head coach Randy Edsall is heading back to Connecticut.

Multiple sources reported that UConn hired Edsall on Wednesday and the University will have an official press conference on Dec. 30.

This will be a return for Edsall, who ran the program from 1999-2010, his first head coaching job at the college level. During those 12 years, he led the Huskies to a 74-70 record overall, notching six winning seasons and a 3-2 record in five bowl games.

In 2010, UConn won the Big East with a 5-2 conference record and reached the Fiesta Bowl.

The following year, Edsall took the head coaching job at Maryland in 2011 and served until midway through the 2015 campaign. His record with the Terrapins was 22-34 and posted just two winning years, both of which ended with a 7-6 mark.

Edsall has been with the Detroit Lions in 2016 as the director of football research and special programs.

UConn fired Bob Diaco at the end of the year following a 3-9 season. He was with the program for just three years, winning just 11 games in that time. He was never above .500 in AAC play.

The Huskies haven’t had a winning season since Edsall left in 2010.

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