Folks the coaching search is over, Randy Edsall has been named the head football coach at the University of Maryland with his introductory presser coming Monday after news was released Sunday. So, as we do here at In The Bleachers, we give you the best Maryland reporter that we know, Patrick Stevens from D1scourse folks. Over at D1scourse Patrick has got a fantastic write up about the winners and the losers from the Edsall hire so make sure you check that out to get current on the situation.
So here's the run down of our conversation with Patrick as we start off chatting about the most frustrating aspect of the entire Maryland situation for me personally; the idea that Ralph Friedgen was fired in order to get Randy Edsall. That isn't the case and they exist independently of one another. Friedgen was fired. THEN Maryland started a search and AD Kevin Anderson decided Edsall would be his guy. Please listen to that part folks haha.
The talk also discusses Edsall in College Park as he takes control of a job that gives him access to both his existing Pennsylvania recruiting area and now the DC-metro and Virginia recruiting lands. Edsall, as a hire, isn't the "splash" Kevin Anderson was looking for initially but as Stevens discusses the money with the former UConn coach can be made on the back end through growing the Maryland fanbase and working in the community.
We also get to discuss the situation with Edsall leaving UConn, the players reactions in College Park and we hit on the topic everyone cares about; Mike Leach. Stevens explains the chronology of the events and how the longer it took to play out the least likely that everyone's favorite pirate would get the gig. At this stage there must be something to be said about Mike Leach missing on yet another job, right?
Enjoy the intro tunes folks.
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