Edsall: "I'm not panicking"

Maryland coach says players believe in him

November 01, 2011|By Jeff Barker | The Baltimore Sun

First-year Maryland football coach Randy Edsall, whose team has lost six of seven games, said he remains as confident as ever that his methods are working and that his players are firmly on board.

“No question,” Edsall said at his weekly media availability when asked if players trusted in his system.

Edsall said players’ work habits were on display at practices, which are closed to the media.

Asked if he could provide assurances to fans about the ultimate success of his program, Edsall, who has a six-year contract, replied: “The only thing I can tell you is that each and every day we’re just going to go out and continue to work. I’m not panicking. I’m not going to change anything that we’re doing.”

Thirteen of former coach Ralph Friedgen's players with eligibility remaining are no longer with the team. Multiple sources say more players are expected to transfer after the season -- a scenario not unexpected given the shake-up of the staff from last season and the new schemes put in place.

Maryland, which has lost four in a row, hosts Virginia on Saturday.

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