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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 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 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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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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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 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 | 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 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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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- Hanging above Stefon Diggs' bed at the University of Maryland is a simple sign with two words: Thank You. They are a reminder of what Diggs has endured since breaking his right fibula last season. They are also there to bring the rising junior wide receiver back to the present, and his return to practicing with the Terps this spring. A little more than five months after being carted off the field in an Oct. 19 game at Wake Forest - the same afternoon fellow wideout Deon Long broke his right leg - Diggs remains grateful that he is again playing football.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
Maryland reserve linebacker Abner Logan has been suspended through the end of the semester for an undisclosed violation of team rules, coach Randy Edsall said Wednesday. Edsall also said backup defensive lineman Nate Clarke underwent knee surgery this week and "I don't think he'll be ready for the season. " There was better news on the injury front from top receivers Deon Long and Stefon Diggs, who have spent the offseason recovering from lower-leg fractures suffered sustained Oct. 19 at Wake Forest.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland football coach Randy Edsall said that running back Wes Brown is performing well and that the team is "moving forward" following a report that the player told police he drove a car involved in a shooting . "The university handled all of that. They did a thorough investigation and we're just moving forward," Edsall said after practice Thursday, his first public comments about Brown since the Baltimore Sun report earlier this month. Court documents show that Brown told police he drove a vehicle involved in the shooting last June at a birthday party for an alleged high-ranking gang leader.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - A National Labor Relations Board official's decision that Northwestern's scholarship football players can vote to unionize is likely to accelerate the pace of NCAA reforms and "change the landscape" of college athletics, Maryland coach Randy Edsall said Thursday. "I think there are issues that we do have that need to be addressed," Edsall told reporters after practice. "With that ruling, I would think there are going to be some things that would change in terms of the structure.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2014
COLLEGE PARK  - For Maryland running back Wes Brown, part of the process of returning to school after he was arrested following a confrontation with police last summer involved speaking to youth groups about not making the same mistakes he had. That was the "best" part of the process, he said after practice Saturday at Byrd Stadium, but more of a reality check came when Brown returned to his former high school, Good Counsel. For four hours a day, to fully understand what he had lost, he did custodial work.
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The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2014
Maryland linebacker Shawn Petty, who started four games at quarterback in 2012, is leaving the program after two seasons, coach Randy Edsall  wrote Tuesday on his Twitter account . Petty played in all 13 games last season and made 24 tackles, including two sacks. But Terps fans are more likely to remember how Petty stepped in as a freshman in 2012 and played quarterback after injuries knocked out the four players ahead of him at the position. The 235-pound Petty, who had played quarterback at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt , was serviceable as a passer.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland football coach Randy Edsall said that running back Wes Brown is performing well and that the team is "moving forward" following a report that the player told police he drove a car involved in a shooting . "The university handled all of that. They did a thorough investigation and we're just moving forward," Edsall said after practice Thursday, his first public comments about Brown since the Baltimore Sun report earlier this month. Court documents show that Brown told police he drove a vehicle involved in the shooting last June at a birthday party for an alleged high-ranking gang leader.
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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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February 5, 2014
Maryland football coach Randy Edsall said he didn't know whether Damian Prince was signing with the Terps until the five-star offensive tackle made his announcment on ESPNU on Wednesday morning . Here's video that Maryland athletics took from inside the coaches' room as Edsall's staff watched the announcment.
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
With national signing day a day away, preview the Terps ' class of 2014 with a handy, commit-by-commit guide. Prospect profiles will run all the way through Wednesday (Feb. 5), when players can officially sign a national letter of intent. ( SEE THEM ALL HERE. ) Name: David Shaw Position: Defensive tackle Measurables: 6 feet 4, 270 pounds High school: Spring Grove (Pa.) Recruiter: John Dunn Finalists: Connecticut, Temple, Penn State Rankings: 247: 2*, No. 141 DT Rivals: 3* ESPN : 3*, No. 107 DT Stats/honors: 63 tackles, five sacks, fumble recovery; Big 33 Football Classic honoree, York-Adams League Division I All-Star Quoted for emphasis: “I see him as a dual threat - he's big, he's fast, he's quick and he's got a little bit of something from his brothers.” Breakdown: On Wikipedia, there are three “football rivalries” linked with Maryland: Virginia , West Virginia and … Penn State . The first two teams, to the discerning young Maryland fan and Wikipedia user, are no surprise to see. The teams have met regularly, and played fiercely, over the past decade.
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