No. Nothing bothers Edsall. He’s never wrong. He coached good; his players played bad. And wore their caps backward too often. The media was unfair. And he’s just like Bob Kraft and the Patriots.
the Feinstein piece speaks to the sad state of athletics at MD. Basically if Edsall stays, the football program will lose so much money via lost ticket sales and donations that they will have to shuttle more programs.
After reading that I would not be surprised if he does get fired. It's an odd position Maryland is in, they can't afford to fire him but they really can't afford to keep him.
His recruiting resume especially in CT or close by was not good, and I find it ironic for a couple of reasons that one of his best recruits at QB was Mike Nebrich.As I said throughout his UConn tenure, Edsall is a PR disaster. That didn't matter much at UConn. His modest achievements looked very good against against a blank wall.
Now, for the first time, with real expectations, his PR skills hurt very badly. His praises coaches for wins, blames players for losses. He has little ability for self-evaluation like his insistence for a decade there was nothing wrong with blocking for punts. The reality of leading the conference for years in having kicks blocked never motivated him to act.
Randy is not a bad coach. He is not a great one either. But he does have some serious flaws that were exposed -but rarely criticized- during his time in Storrs. The goo news is that it should be easier to get Maryland recruits.
Wow, not good if you're HCRE.Here's another guy, David Mackall, that's not a fan. He did a lot of talking for this article.
Sophomore defensive end David Mackall, who had been suspended indefinitely Nov. 2 by Maryland head coach Randy Edsall, said Sunday that he has been granted a release from the school.
Mackall, who finished the season with 30 tackles, including three sacks, in eight games, said the tipping point for him in terms of his feelings abut Edsall came after the Florida State game, a 41-16 loss to the Seminoles Oct. 22.
"After the Florida State game, he said that we didn't have enough talent, that we didn't have enough players to compete with teams like Florida State and Clemson," Mackall said. "He pretty much lost me because any coach is expected to stick with their soldiers in the middle of battle. I felt like he really wasn't focused on us or the task at hand by that comment."
He has to sit out a year if he transfers to another Div IA school. On the plus side of the ledger, he's a true sophomore and still has 2 years remaining if he does transfer to a Div IA school.