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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 | August 27, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  Maryland star receiver Stefon Diggs was relegated to working with the second-team offense for most of the second half of preseason practice, and coach Randy Edsall made clear he would remain with the second team until he improved. Edsall was trying to motivate Diggs, and it worked. "The good thing is with Stefon, I did something there, and it motivated him and it got him back on track, and sometimes you have to do that," Edsall said. "You all have kids. You know how it is. You've got to do the same thing.
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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 Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 26, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  During one preseason practice, Maryland safety Anthony Nixon read the eyes of quarterback Caleb Rowe, jumped in front of wide receiver Levern Jacobs and was in perfect position for an interception in the middle of the field. But the ball bounced off of Nixon's hands and straight into the hands of Jacobs, who turned what should have been a turnover into a long gain. To Terps coach Randy Edsall, those are the plays Nixon needs to make. Edsall refers to Nixon as "Steady Eddie," a solid, dependable player in the back end of Maryland's defense who is entering his third season as the Terps' starting free safety.
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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 Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 19, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland will scrimmage Wednesday before wrapping up preseason practice Thursday, but Tuesday's morning session was the last practice of camp that was open to the media. Here are some notes: * Coach Randy Edsall reiterated that Brandon Ross is Maryland's top running back. He also said Albert Reid is currently No. 2 on the depth chart, while Wes Brown is No. 3. “We are going to continue to look at it and continue to evaluate it,” Edsall said. “We've got a couple more days here, and we'll see where it all shakes out. Those guys are working hard and doing a good job. Hopefully they can continue to do that.” * Edsall was highly complimentary of senior outside linebacker Matt Robinson.
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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 Matt Zenitz, Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 26, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  Like most football roommates, Maryland linebackers L.A. Goree and Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil constantly talk about football. Goree and Cudjoe-Virgil talk about practice. They talk about defensive game plans. They talk about what's going on with the team, and they talk about individual players they have been impressed with. According to Goree, freshman outside linebacker Jesse Aniebonam is one of the players Cudjoe-Virgil has raved about throughout the summer. “He is always telling me like, 'Man, Jesse's going to be nice.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 25, 2014
Titus Till and Jeremiah Wilson both left Maryland for James Madison after Randy Edsall's first year as the Terps' coach in 2011. Both will return to College Park on Saturday when Maryland hosts James Madison. Till was a four-star recruit when he signed with the Terps in 2010 and has been a starter for the Dukes the past three years. Till was a strong safety his first two seasons, but new James Madison coach Everett Withers said Till will play linebacker as a senior this year.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 24, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- L.A. Goree was small enough as a freshman at Maryland in 2010 that former Terps coach Ralph Friedgen asked Goree to switch from linebacker to safety. Goree was a contributor for Maryland even while lacking prototypical size. But he is bigger and stronger than he has ever been as he enters his senior season. After weighing just 205 pounds as a freshman, the 6-foot-2 Goree began preseason camp earlier this month weighing 245 pounds. Goree increased his weight to 235 pounds heading into last year and put on 17 pounds this offseason after finishing last year weighing 228. “I've never been 245 in my life,” said Goree, a Bowie native who played at C.H. Flowers High School.
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By Matt Zenitz, Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 20, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  The first thing that sticks out about Daniel Ezeagwu? Probably his hair, a flat top of sorts with the top dyed yellow. “He's got nice hair,” Maryland safety Anthony Nixon joked. But Ezeagwu's play has been sticking out as well. The freshman is part of a group competing for Maryland's fourth and fifth cornerback jobs, and he has been getting singled out for his play by both teammates and coach Randy Edsall during the last week. Edsall was asked earlier in the week which players stood out to him during the Terrapins' scrimmage Saturday.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 19, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- Two of Randy Edsall's primary concerns entering preseason practice remain two of the coach's top concerns as Maryland now gets ready to wrap up camp: Depth at cornerback and depth along the offensive line. “[Those are] probably the two positions I would like to have more depth,” Edsall said. At cornerback, the Terrapins have sophomore Will Likely, junior Alvin Hill and senior Jeremiah Johnson, a top three Edsall and defensive coordinator Brian Stewart have voiced confidence in. But the players behind those three lack experience.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 19, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland will scrimmage Wednesday before wrapping up preseason practice Thursday, but Tuesday's morning session was the last practice of camp that was open to the media. Here are some notes: * Coach Randy Edsall reiterated that Brandon Ross is Maryland's top running back. He also said Albert Reid is currently No. 2 on the depth chart, while Wes Brown is No. 3. “We are going to continue to look at it and continue to evaluate it,” Edsall said. “We've got a couple more days here, and we'll see where it all shakes out. Those guys are working hard and doing a good job. Hopefully they can continue to do that.” * Edsall was highly complimentary of senior outside linebacker Matt Robinson.
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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 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 Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 14, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  Maryland coach Randy Edsall sat in front of a crowded auditorium for the Terps' media day Monday. He was complimentary of many players and spoke optimistically throughout the 30-minute news conference. Wide receiver was the one position of which he was openly critical. Edsall shared his disappointment regarding how the group looked during the first week of preseason practice and talked about wanting to see better and more consistent play from what many analysts look at as the best collection of receivers in the Big Ten. Since then, he has. Edsall still wants more consistent effort when it comes to blocking.
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Sports Digest | August 14, 2014
College football: Maryland will hold its Fan Appreciation Day at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Byrd Stadium. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. Athletic department officials will be on hand for select-a-seat and mezzanine-ticket upgrade opportunities for this season. After the team's scrimmage at 3:30p.m., coach Randy Edsall and Terps players will participate in an autograph session on the field. Spectators are welcome to come on the field after the scrimmage. Maryland posters and schedule cards for this season will be available at the marketing tables.
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