Report: Maryland to fire Edsall
Maryland coach Randy Edsall will be fired after Saturday’s game against Ohio State, according to a report from 247sports.
Jeff Ermann reported that Maryland will part ways with Edsall when the floundering Terps enter their mid-season bye week. Edsall was in the midst of a six-year, $10 million deal, and just received a three-year contract extension in June.
According to the report, Maryland will have to pay Edsall for the remainder of the 2015 season and give him an additional $2.6 million for his final year of the deal, which includes a $500,000 buyout.
Edsall is in his fifth year in College Park, and is coming off two losses in which the Terps were outscored 73-6.
The Terps were the surprise team of the B1G in their first year in the conference, posting a 7-6 record and reaching the Foster Farms Bowl. They, however, are 2-3 this season and have suffered blowout losses in all three defeats. The Terps have the third biggest year-to-year drop in attendance among Power Five schools.
Edsall increased the program’s overall win total and conference win total in each of his four seasons at Maryland.
This would make Maryland the B1G team to either suspend or fire their head coach this season. Illinois coach Tim Beckman was fired at the beginning of the season for abuse allegations and Rutgers coach Kyle Flood is currently serving a four-game suspension for having impermissible contact with a university professor.
The Terps will take on No. 1 Ohio State on Saturday in Columbus.