Former Maryland head coach Randy Edsall is sticking around Connecticut with UConn handing out a two-year extension to Edsall on Friday.

Edsall will be entering his 17th season leading the Huskies in 2021 after originally taking over the program in 1999. He took over the Maryland program entering 2011 but was fired midway through the 2015 season. Edsall finished with a 22-34 overall mark leading the Terrapins.

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According to the release by the university, Edsall will continue making $1.256 million annually. UConn AD David Benedict discussed the extension:

“When I hired Randy, he and I knew that rebuilding our football program was a long-term project that would require a great deal of patience,” Benedict said. “My confidence in his ability to revive UConn football remains strong, and I look forward to watching a committed group of young men compete on the gridiron this fall.”

Since rejoining the Huskies in 2017, Edsall has guided the program to a 6-30 mark. Edsall also faces the challenges of getting UConn ready after their 2020 season was canceled completely at the start of August.

It will be interesting to see if Edsall is able to turn things around for the Huskies in 2021 and beyond.