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.
“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.
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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