Maryland fires Edsall after 2-4 start
So it turns out that the initial reports were true, contrary to what Maryland said.
Randy Edsall was fired by Maryland after a 2-4 start.
The news was first reported by 247sports.com on Friday that the Terps were going to relieve Edsall of his coaching duties following Saturday’s game against No. 1 Ohio State.
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 three straight losses. The Terps also own the third biggest drop in attendance of among Power Five teams.
Edsall increased the program’s overall win total and conference win total in each of his four seasons at Maryland.
It’s been an interesting few days for the former Maryland coach. With reports about his future in College Park swirling on Friday, Edsall tweeted a Wiz Khalifa line that read “Worrying is stupid. It’s like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.”
The odd behavior only continued when Edsall was asked about a pregame handshake before Saturday’s Ohio State game. A reporter asked him in his postgame press conference if that was unusual, given his circumstances. He, of course, gave a fiery answer and stormed out.
Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley will be the interim coach.
Edsall is scheduled to conduct a teleconference with reporters at 4 p.m. ET.