COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Now that Randy Edsall has his “dream job” as Maryland’s football coach, he intends to compete for the Atlantic Coast Conference title on a regular basis.
At his introductory news conference Monday, Edsall said he “came here to win championships.” He said that if wasn’t his goal, there’s “no sense for me to be here.”
Edsall comes to Maryland after a 12-year run at Connecticut, where he guided the Huskies to a pair of Big East titles and an appearance in the Fiesta Bowl. His last game at UConn was on Saturday night, when his team lost to Oklahoma 48-20.
The 52-year-old Edsall replaces Ralph Friedgen, who was fired on Dec. 20 after a 10-year run. Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach also interviewed for the job, but first-year athletic director Kevin Anderson defending his choice by saying, “There’s no question in my mind we hired a person who’s going to win.”