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Randy Edsall returns to lead the UCONN Huskies program

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Connecticut Huskies have gone to their past for their new head coach. The school has hired Randy Edsall to lead the Huskies program once again.

Edsall replaces Bob Diaco, who was fired the day after Christmas. Diaco sent 11-26 in his three years with the team.

Former Maryland Terrapins head football coach Randy Edsall watches the game against the Bowling Green Falcons
Randy Edsall watches the game against the Bowling Green Falcons (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)

“He led UConn to its most successful period in the history of our football program, and I believe he will provide consistent leadership and long-term success once again,” Huskies Athletic Director David Benedict said in a statement.

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The 58-year-of returns to coach after spending the 2016 season as the Detroit Lions Director of Football Research. He spent the 2011 through 2015 seasons as the Maryland Terrapins head coach.

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Edsall went 22-34 with the Terps, including two 7-6 seasons. Maryland was 10-24 in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big Ten Conference as head coach.

Prior to Maryland, he was the Huskies’ head coach from 1999 through 2010. He was 74-70 as the Connecticut head coach, including 22-26 in the Big East Conference.

While some fans may be happy that Edsall is back leading the team, there are fans, who may not like how he left the program the first time around.

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“I completely understand and respect that there are loyal fans, supporters, and former players that still have not forgotten and it will take time to forgive,” Edsall said. “I have many incredible memories of my time at UConn and I hope the fans do too. It is my goal to get us back to that level of success and I hope that all of the Husky fans out there will be along for the ride.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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