September 21, 2019

BREAKING Maryland Football: Terps notify Randy Edsall of firing, OC Mike Locksley becomes interim HC

AFTER REPORTS OF SUCH PRIOR TO OHIO STATE GAME, EDSALL SHOWN THE DOOR

After a staff meeting early Sunday, Randy Edsall has been formally informed that he is fired as the University of Maryland’s head football coach (h/t Bruce Feldman). The University made it official 15 minutes after Feldman’s report by tweeting that athletic director Kevin Anderson has relieved Edsall of his duties. As expected, offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, a great recruiter, will be named interim coach for the remaining six days of the season.

In an official statement from Anderson,

“We appreciate Randy’s tireless commitment to the University of Maryland. This was a difficult decision, but ultimately this is the best course of action for our football program moving forward.”

Edsall will make his $2.1 million dollar salary due this year as well as the half million buyout as part of the three-year extension Edsall had signed over the summer.

This comes after a 2-4 start to the season, with next to no chance to make a bowl game this year. Edsall is 22-34 in his career as a Terp and has never been able to upset a ranked opponent in 11 chances over a course of four and a half seasons.

On the decision to temporarily promote Mike Locksley to the head spot, Anderson said:

“Having spent more than a decade with the Maryland football program over the course of his career, I feel Mike is best suited to effectively guide our program through the remainder of the 2015 season. Mike has previous head coaching experience and is well-respected both locally and nationally.”

Locksley was an abysmal 2-26 as a head coach with the New Mexico Lobos between 2009-11 before returning to College Park as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Locksley had also been on the Maryland coaching staff primarily as a running backs coach between 1997 and 2002.

Assistant head coach and outside linebackers coach Lyndon Johnson has also been relieved of his duties.

Luckily for Maryland through all of this turmoil, four star quarterback recruit Dwayne Haskins has stood by his verbal commitment to the university.

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After a bye week for the next weekend, the Maryland Terps will be facing off against former Terps James Franklin and his Penn State Nittany Lions at M&T Bank Stadium.

About Neil Dalal

Neil Dalal is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins, Wizards, and Maryland Terrapins. Neil grew up in Silver Spring, MD and attends the University of Maryland. Neil has loved everything related to the Redskins, Wizards, Capitals, and Terrapins since he was eight years old. However, he favors the Orioles, as he started watching baseball before the Expos moved to DC. You can follow Neil on Twitter @NeilDalal96.

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