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By Matt Vensel | February 17, 2011
Many angry Maryland fans handed out a big red "F" when the Terps hired Randy Edsall to be their football coach last month -- mainly because they wanted Mike Leach and his high-flying offense. But Yahoo's Matt Hinton liked the move, giving them a "B" for the hire. "Edsall's not exciting; fans aren't going to start flocking in droves for 8-4 runs to the Champs Sports Bowl," Hinton wrote in this post on his Dr. Saturday blog. "But if he gives Maryland the decade Friedgen did -- that is, six eight-win seasons, seven bowl games and rare conference championship -- this is a good hire.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 28, 2014
CHICAGO -- Maryland football coach Randy Edsall is aware of the attention he has gotten for his remark that the ACC is a "basketball conference. " He has also read the comments from Towson coach Rob Ambrose  -- a former assistant of his at Connecticut -- stating that recruits “no longer want to go to Maryland. They want to go to Towson.” But Edsall isn't overly concerned with either situation as Maryland gets ready to begin preseason practice Aug. 4. “All I want to do is do the best I can for our guys,” Edsall said Monday at Big Ten media days . “I just worry about what I think is best for us. I don't worry about what other people think, what other people say to me. I don't worry about that.
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By Matt Vensel | February 24, 2011
In the last few years of the Ralph Friedgen era, Maryland struggled to lure the top local talent to College Park. That's something new coach Randy Edsall, who transitioned Connecticut from Div. I-FCS to a BCS bowl, will try to change as he places his stamp on the football program. It's really not fair to judge Edsall by his "first" recruiting class at Maryland because of the uncertainty surrounding Friedgen's job status all season and Edsall only getting a month to clean up the mess after he was hired in early January.
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Sports Digest | July 3, 2014
NHL Ex-Cap Grabovski gets 4-year deal with Isles Former Washington Capitals center Mikhail Grabovski has signed a four-year deal with the New York Islanders worth $20 million, his agent, Gary Greenstin, confirmed Wednesday. Nikolai Kulemin, Throughout the offseason, Washington general manager Brian MacLellan had maintained that the Capitals would explore keeping Grabovski, but only if the price was right. MacLellan said he might pursue another player to fill in at second-line center or use Evgeny Kuznetsov , Brooks Laich or Marcus Johansson . Last season, Grabovski had 35 points in 58 games.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2013
Maryland unveiled a 22-man recruiting class today in College Park. Here are some notes from Randy Edsall's news conference. ** It was a “pretty uneventful” Signing Day, Edsall joked before discussing the Maryland decisions made Wednesday by Friendship Collegiate Academy linebacker Yannick Ngakoue, Suitland wide receiver Taivon Jacobs and Avalon School defensive back Jacquille Veii . “I think that makes a big statement,” the...
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2012
I have been critical of many things Maryland football coach Randy Edsallhas said and done over the course of his first season in College Park, but the moves he made in replacing his team's offensive and defensive coordinators are to be applauded -- on a number of fronts. First, new offensive coordinator Mike Lockley is a huge upgrade over any assistant Edsall has brought on when it comes to recruiting. Locksley, too, consistently raised the performance of his offense in the four years he held the coordinator's position at Illinois under Ron Zook.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Last month, former Maryland assistant and current Penn State football coach James Franklin came to the area and declared the Nittany Lions would treat Maryland as its home state - even though it's already someone else's home state. Franklin said area schools " might as well shut ... down because they don't have a chance. " On Monday, Randy Edsall responded to that at a charity golf tournament on Franklin's home turf: “Talk is cheap,” Edsall said, according to the York Dispatch . "We're not gonna boast and brag,” Edsall told the Dispatch.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2012
Maryland coach Randy Edsall said Sunday that freshman receiver-returner Stefon Diggs must learn to keep his emotions in check when the opposing team provokes him. ”He can't go and do what he did there,” Edsall said, referring to an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty assessed against Diggs during Maryland's 33-13 loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday. Diggs appeared to toss the football at a Yellow Jackets player in the first half. “He's got to understand that there will be people that will try to get inside his head,” Edsall said.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2012
Maryland football coach Randy Edsall offered condolences today to former Terp and current Raven Torrey Smith, whose younger brother, Tevin, was killed in a motorcycle accident. Edsall said Maryland's football program was thinking about Smith and his family and “praying for them.” Smith, who played for former coach Ralph Friedgen, remains close with  current and former Terps players. He trains with many of them during the offseason and returns occasionally to College Park.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2012
What's that old saying? “If I didn't have bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.” After losing its second starting quarterback to the same injury -- an anterior cruciate ligament tear -- Maryland is left to start again at quarterback. I'll have a story for tomorrow's paper on the two guys left standing -- Caleb Rowe and Devin Burns. They are very different sorts of players. Rowe is a pocket passer. Two teammates described him to me today as a "gunslinger" because of the way he whips the ball downfield during two-minute drills in practice.
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Sports Digest | June 26, 2014
Marathon Tatyana McFadden to defend crown in Chicago Reigning women's wheelchair champion Tatyana McFadden (Atholton) will defend her title in the Oct. 12 Chicago Marathon, race officials announced. McFadden, 25, became last year the first wheelchair racer to sweep all four major marathons - Boston, London, Chicago and New York. She tried cross-country skiing after last season and won a silver medal at the Sochi Paralympics. Terps Comcast to open cable access for UM games Many Maryland fans will have easier access to the Big Ten Network under an agreement reached with Comcast, the network said Wednesday.
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Patrick Maynard and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Today, the Sun newsroom is rolling out the most recent update to a data set we have been posting for years: Maryland public worker compensations . Readers can use the interface here to learn about the state payroll. Use a popular-search link at the top or explore on your own. Clicking an underlined column heading will sort by that column, and clicking a row of results will provide details. Detailed analysis from Sun reporters is coming in the days ahead, but to start, here are a few pull-outs we found interesting: -- The largest three compensations are University of Maryland coaches, as in past years*.
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By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
The Maryland football team's latest pledge got the school name backward, but Randy Edsall probably is willing to overlook that. Verbally committed to play football at Maryland university #BIG10 #Terps pic.twitter.com/fZfve1bl7X - Gus Little (@Gus_Little1) June 19, 2014 Little, a three-star linebacker out of Massaponax High in Fredericksburg, Va., committed to Maryland on Thursday, becoming the Terps' 10th commit in the class of 2015. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Little also claimed offers from Boston College and Army, among others.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Last month, former Maryland assistant and current Penn State football coach James Franklin came to the area and declared the Nittany Lions would treat Maryland as its home state - even though it's already someone else's home state. Franklin said area schools " might as well shut ... down because they don't have a chance. " On Monday, Randy Edsall responded to that at a charity golf tournament on Franklin's home turf: “Talk is cheap,” Edsall said, according to the York Dispatch . "We're not gonna boast and brag,” Edsall told the Dispatch.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2014
Mike Farrell, the national recruiting director for Rivals.com, believes that Maryland has a chance to bring four-star recruit Kai Locksley to College Park in 2015. But Farrell said the negatives might outweigh the positives in terms of the way Terps coach Randy Edsall is trying to build his program and offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, Kai's father, does his job. The younger Locksley recently listed Maryland among the six schools he's considering. That list likely grew by one when Kai Locksley received an offer from Alabama on a visit this week to Tuscaloosa.
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By Trevor Hass and The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
Gage Shaffer had no other offers. He had very little contact with the Maryland coaching staff. That's why he was stunned when Terps football coach Randy Edsall offered the 6-foot-7 quarterback a full ride. “It was pretty crazy,” Shaffer said. “I wasn't expecting it at all.” Shaffer -- a rising senior at Frankfort High School in Ridgeley, W.Va. --  attended a football camp at Maryland on Saturday morning. When camp ended, Edsall pulled him aside and told him the news.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | January 1, 2014
Maryland football coach Randy Edsall and men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon are among the highest-profile public employees in the state. They are also the highest paid. Their ranking is not unusual. Across the country, television revenues have pushed coaching salaries higher and higher and created an arms race of sorts. Top athletic programs have been willing to pay what would have once seemed exorbitant sums to keep pace with rivals. Edsall and Turgeon are both near the midpoints of their contracts, which they signed in 2011.
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By Matt Vensel | July 22, 2011
If you were wondering if Randy Edsall was a "name-on-the-back-of-the-jersey guy," you now have your answer. The Maryland football coach told The Washington Post on Friday that the team will unveil its new Under Armour jerseys in late August, and they will not have the last names of players on the back of them . “I am not a name-on-the-back-of-the-jersey guy,” Edsall said. “To me, it's all about the name on the front. It's all about Maryland. To me, it's about being a team and let's just worry about being Maryland and taking care of business that way. It's a team sport we are playing.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - Spring football practice is typically a tease, an opportunity for college football coaches, players and fans to think about how good their team is going to be in the fall, before reality hits in a few months. In their first 14 workouts this spring, following the first winning season under coach Randy Edsall, the Terps have shown progress on the offensive line, seen depth at running back and welcomed the return of several injured players - most notably wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun and By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
Marcus Leak tried to watch as many Maryland football games as he could last season, but that was not always easy. The junior wide receiver was home in Charlotte, N.C., taking a semester off for still-undisclosed "personal" reasons. When he did catch a game on television, sitting at home with his family or out with friends, Leak knew the Terps could have used him, especially after fellow wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long each broke a leg in a game at Wake Forest. "It was hard to watch at times, at times like that [when the two wideouts got hurt]
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